District Five Commissioner Seat Election Set by Oklahoma Wheat CommissionThu, 13 May 2010 13:28:52 CDT
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission will hold an election to fill the District V seat. The election will be held Wed., May 19, 2010, commencing at 2 p.m. at the residence of current commissioner Mr. Don Schieber, 3300 W. Ferguson Ave, Ponca City, Okla.
District V encompasses the line of these counties: Grady, Jefferson, Kay, Logan, Noble, Oklahoma, Stephens and everything east of this line.
All wheat producers within District V boundaries who are actively engaged in wheat production, have marketed wheat, paid a check-off fee and left that fee with the Commission for the current year are eligible to vote. It will be the responsibility of the producer to prove their eligibility to vote by providing a dated grain elevator receipt including the producerís name and amount of wheat sold, and a driverís license or some other form of identification.
Candidates wishing to run in the election must be at least 25 years old, a resident of Oklahoma, engaged in growing wheat in the state for at least five years and must derive a substantial portion of his/her income from growing wheat.
Three nominations will be made at the election, from which the Governor of Oklahoma will appoint one person to serve a five year term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission.
The election will start at 2 p.m. following a wheat plot tour at 11 a.m. and lunch provided by the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association.
Every wheat producer in the district is urged to participate in this important election. For further information, contact the OWC office at (405) 608- 4350.
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