The Texas Peanut Producers Board will hold an election for three expiring directors’ seats. The election will be held from Jan. 9-23, 2016, with the nomination process open Nov. 23, 2015, through Dec. 23, 2015.
There are two seats open in Voting Region One, which consists of the following 44 counties: Andrews, Bailey, Brewster, Castro, Cochran, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dallam, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Ector, El Paso, Gaines, Glasscock, Hale, Hartley, Hockley, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Moore, Oldham, Parmer, Pecos, Potter, Presidio, Randall, Reagan, Reeves, Sherman, Swisher, Terrell, Terry, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler and Yoakum counties. Nomination applicants must reside in a county listed above to seek nomination in this region.
There is one seat open for election of an At Large TPPB board member. The At Large member may be from any of the 254 counties in Texas so long as they meet the requirements below.
Any person qualified to vote is also qualified to seek nomination for election to the board as a director. Nomination applicants must have their application signed by the applicant and 10 other eligible voters. Nomination forms will be publicly available Nov. 23, 2016, at peanut buying point locations and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices, or can be requested by mail directly from TPPB at 4205 N. I-27, Lubbock, Texas 79403. If you request a nomination form by mail, please include your county of residence. A form must be filed with TPPB no later than Dec. 23, 2015, in order for it to be valid.
Peanut producers eligible to vote in the elections are persons, including the owner of a farm on which peanuts are produced or the owner’s tenant or sharecropper, engaged in the business of producing peanuts or causing peanuts to be produced for commercial purposes for at least one production period during the three years preceding the date of this election (Jan. 23, 2016). The producer must reside within one of the counties stated above to vote in the respective voting region.