Three seats on Flathead Electric Cooperative Board up for election

Three seats on Flathead Electric Co-op’s Board of Trustees are up for election this year. Potential candidates must be members of the Co-op and live in the district they seek election to represent.

Trustee seats up for election are currently held by: Charlotte Housel (District #2 – Lower Valley, Somers, Lakeside, Creston, Rollins, and Cooke City), Jay Downen (District #3 –Whitefish, Big Mountain, Olney), and Alan Ruby (District #5 – Kalispell, North of US Hwy 2). A district map showing exact boundaries is available on the Flathead Electric website.

The nominating petition requires 25 signatures from Co-op members who also live in the candidate’s district. The Co-op requests that nominating petitions, along with a high-resolution photograph and a biography (100 words or fewer), be submitted no later than February 15.

Ballots will go out March 11 for a mail-in election. Candidates will have the opportunity to give a three-minute speech to the membership at the Annual Meeting on March 13.

For more information or to obtain a nominating petition, call Elizabeth Nelson at (406) 751-4444 or visit

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