Tonight, Golden Valley Electric Association’s Election Committee certified runoff election results for the District 5 seat on GVEA’s Board of Directors. Chris Bunch was newly elected to the board.
In June, GVEA’s Election Committee certified the board of director election results for Districts 5 and 6. Incumbent John Sloan was reelected to District 6. A runoff election was declared for District 5 because no candidate received 40 percent of the vote as required by GVEA’s Bylaws. The runoff election took place between the top two candidates, Hank Bartos and Chris Bunch.
- Ballots Mailed: 6,170
- Valid Ballots Returned: 793 – 13%
- Hank Bartos: 241 – 30%
- Chris Bunch: 552 – 70%
Ballots for the runoff election were mailed on June 14 and had to be returned by 5 p.m. on July 16. Members could return their ballot by mail or electronically by e-vote.
Ron Bergh, incumbent District 5 director, is retiring after 33 years of service to the cooperative.
District 5 includes the general area of North Pole, the east half of Badger Road, Moose Creek, Eielson and south to the Salcha River.
District 6 includes Delta Junction, Fort Greely and all areas south of the Salcha River, including Harding and Birch Lakes.