2020 CoServ Board of Director Runoff Candidates

At the CoServ Electric Annual Meeting on July 16, none of the five candidates for District 4 received more than 50 percent of the vote. Per the CoServ Bylaws, if no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the initial election, a special Member meeting must be called for a runoff election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes. Initially, these two candidates were Clint Bedsole and Patrick Wamhoff.  However, on August 6, 2020, Mr. Bedsole notified CoServ that he was withdrawing from the runoff election. 

Since the CoServ Bylaws require a candidate to receive a majority of the vote to be elected as a Director, the candidate with the next-highest number of votes after Mr. Wamhoff in the initial election will be in the runoff election. The runoff election for District 4 will be between Patrick Wamhoff and Mark Rutledge.  

CoServ Members will receive election ballots in the September edition of Texas Co-op Power magazine, which will also include the candidate profiles for Mr. Wamhoff and Mr. Rutledge. Results of the runoff election will be announced at the special Member meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020, at CoServ corporate headquarters, 7701 S. Stemmons Freeway in Corinth. Due to continuing COVID-19 precautions, no public attendance will be allowed; instead, the special meeting will be broadcast on CoServ.com.

Candidates are required to file Disclosure Reports if they accept any campaign contributions. Candidates who spend more than an aggregate amount of $250 of their personal funds also are required to file a Disclosure Report. The Disclosure Reports must also describe how campaign contributions are spent or used. Candidates who have not accepted campaign contributions or spent more than an aggregate amount of $250 of their personal funds on their campaign are not required to file a Disclosure Report.

Mark Rutledge

District 4

Patrick Wamhoff

District 4

2020 CoServ Board of Director Candidates

The CoServ Electric Board of Directors is democratically elected by CoServ Members. Board Directors oversee the operations of the cooperative and work to represent the best interests of their fellow Members. While Director candidates are nominated by Members in the district where they reside—to ensure that all geographic regions within CoServ’s service territory are represented—they are elected at-large. This means Members can vote in each district race. This is your chance to have your voice heard.

Candidates are required to file Disclosure Reports if they accept any campaign contributions. Candidates who spend more than an aggregate amount of $250 of their personal funds also are required to file a Disclosure Report. The Disclosure Reports must also describe how campaign contributions are spent or used. Candidates who have not accepted campaign contributions or spent more than an aggregate amount of $250 of their personal funds on their campaign are not required to file a Disclosure Report.

Chris McCraw

District 3

Clint Bedsole

District 4

John Genuise

District 4

Richard Jones

District 4

Mark Rutledge

District 4

Patrick Wamhoff

District 4

Bill Ragsdale

District 6

LaNita Adams

District 6