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Story last updated at 12:24 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Six candidates file for HEA board of directors election

Six candidates have signed up to be on the ballot for the Homer Electric Association board of directors 2012 election. The deadline to file for a board seat was March 2.

HEA directors are elected by the members in their respective district, with members voting only for the candidates residing in their district.

This year, candidates for the open board seat in District 1 (Kenai, Nikiski and parts of Soldotna area) are Jesse Lobdell of Nikiski and David Thomas of Kenai.

In District 2 (Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof), the candidates for the open board seat are Dave Carey of Soldotna and incumbent Ed Oberts of Soldotna.

In District 3 (Kasilof south to Kachemak Bay area), incumbent Jim Levine of Homer and Carl Martinez of Kasilof will be on the ballot for the open board seat in that district.

In addition to the board of directors election, HEA members also will vote on a ballot proposition to amend the cooperative's by-laws to allow for electronic voting in HEA elections. Currently, members can vote by mail ballot or in person at the annual meeting.

The ballots will be mailed to HEA members on March 30. Completed mail-in ballots must be received by May 2 in order to be valid. HEA members will also have an opportunity to vote at the annual meeting which will be May 3 at Homer High School.