The Sheep & Goat Predator Management Board (S&GPMB) is busy preparing for another bi-ennial election to elect one director from each of their three districts. Directors whose terms expire in 2008 are: Bill Tullos from District One, W.B. Patterson III from District Two, and Dwight Nanny from District Three.
Start thinking about who you would like to see as a director to represent your District. Forms have been developed for producers to nominate candidates to be placed on the official ballot for each district. Nomination deadline is September 30th and nomination forms are available from your county agent or the S&GPMB office in San Angelo. Completed nomination forms should be mailed to the S&GPMB Office as soon as the required ten signatures of support by producers have been obtained. Note that producers supporting the nomination must be eligible to vote in the election. For more information call Penny Price in the S&GPMB office at 325/659-8777.
Formal date of the election will be October 31, 2008, and all ballots must be postmarked prior to midnight of that date to be considered valid.
Ballots will be mailed to each County Extension Agent in the referendum area for producers who are eligible to vote and any producer may request a ballot at their county extension office or at the S&GPMB office. Any person residing in the referendum area that is in the business of producing, or causing to be produced sheep and/or goats for commercial purposes within the referendum area, or who is required to pay the assessment, is eligible to vote in the district of their legal residence.