Incumbents Ric Evans, of Ellsworth; Dale Farrier, of Kalkaska; and Larry Monshor, of Gaylord, were recently re-elected by Great Lakes Energy members to three-year terms on the electric cooperative’s board of directors.

Each incumbent defeated challengers (see summary below) in their district to earn another term on the board. Evans is from District 3 (Antrim County) and is an energy-efficiency consultant, instructor and owner of Paradigm Energy Services. Farrier is office manager for the Antrim County Road Commission and resides in District 5 (Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford counties). Monshor lives in District 4 (Otsego, Montmorency, Oscoda and Crawford counties) and is a CPA and engineer-manager.

Great Lakes Energy members in districts 3, 4 and 5 received their mail-in ballots in the July/August issue of Michigan Country Lines. Voters had to return their ballots to a private CPA firm by Aug. 21, and winners were announced Aug. 27 at the co-op’s annual business meeting in Boyne City.

Great Lakes Energy Election Results

District 3:
Ric Evans, Ellsworth – winner 399
Tom Kiessel, Central Lake 331
C. Sue Robinson, Mancelona 180

District 4:
Larry Monshor, Gaylord – winner 695
Ann Berry, Gaylord 485

District 5:
Dale Farrier, Kalkaska – winner 392
Edward E. Rice, South Boardman 258
Charles V. Weaver, Kalkaska 174