LUBBOCK, Texas (February 16, 2018) – The Texas Peanut Producers Board re-elected two board members and elected two new board members during elections held in January. Each person elected will serve a six year term, or until the year 2024.
Clint White of Vernon was re-elected in Voting Region Two and Grayson Wilmeth of Dilley was re-elected in Voting Region Four. Michael Newhouse of Clarendon was elected to the board in Voting Region Two, and JR Cudd of Brownfield was elected as a write-in candidate in Voting Region One.
News releases and legal notices on the election were sent to all major newspapers in the voting regions in which the election was held. The voting period was from Jan. 9-23, 2018. A canvassing committee counted ballots on Feb. 9 and the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) ratified the election.
The four board members will be sworn in on March 1, 2018, during TPPB’s spring board meeting in Gruene by a representative from the TDA.
The state of Texas has been divided by TPPB into four separate voting regions. These voting regions allow for board directors to more closely represent the peanut interests of a particular region of the state, and to provide representation for all Texas peanut producers on the board. Since 2014, the TPPB has consisted of 9 board members. Founded in 1969, TPPB is the oldest agricultural commodity board in the state of Texas.
The next election will be in 2020 with two seats up for election.