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SRP Elections Fill 46 Seats

Voters in Salt River Project elections Tuesday elected new officers and filled 22 seats on the board and council of the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement and Power District and new officers and 20 seats on the board and council of the Salt River Valley Water Users’ Association – SRP’s collective governing bodies.

Results from Tuesday’s election become official after a canvass by the SRP boards at their next meetings on Monday, April 7. The newly elected officials will take office May 5 and 6. The terms of SRP president, vice president, board and council seats are all four years.

In unofficial results posted this morning, SRP President David Rousseau of Phoenix and Vice President John R. “Randy” Hoopes of Chandler were re-elected to their second four-year terms. Both candidates were unopposed.

In other unofficial results in which Board incumbents faced challengers, John “Jack” M. White Jr. of Phoenix was re-elected over Ray Arvizu of Phoenix for Seats 6 in both the District and Association; incumbent William W. “Bill” Arnett of Mesa held off challenger Connie Wilhelm of Phoenix for District at-large Seat 12; and incumbent Wendy L. Marshall of Phoenix defeated John Hulburd of Phoenix for District at-large Seat 14.

In contested board seats in which there was no incumbent seeking re-election, Mark V. Pace of Gilbert won Seats 10 in both the District and Association; defeating Mark J. Andersen of Gilbert in the unofficial results. Pace will succeed the retiring Dwayne Dobson on the Board.

In non-contested board seats, incumbent Paul Rovey of Peoria won Seats 2 and Deborah S. Hendrickson of Tempe won Seats 8 in both the District and Association.

In non-contested board seats in which there was no incumbent seeking re-election, Leslie C. Williams of Phoenix won Seats 4 in both the District and Association.

In contested Council races, unofficial winners were Jacqueline “Jacque” L. Miller, Nicholas J. Vanderwey and Robert W. Warren for Seats 6; and Dave B. Lamoreaux, William P. Schrader Jr. and William “Billy” P. Schrader III for Seats 10.

Also elected to Council seats were Jerry Geiger, Kimberly Owens and Bill Sheely for Seats 2; Garvey M. Biggers, M. Brandon Brooks and Michael G. Rakow for District 4; Christopher J. Dobson, Mark L. Farmer and Mark C. Pedersen for Seats 8.

Elected to Council seats were Geiger, Owens and Sheely for Seats 2; Biggers, Brooks and Rakow for Seats 4; and Dobson, Farmer and Pedersen for Seats 8.

SRP is locally regulated by officials elected from within the Salt River Reservoir District boundaries. The Association and District boards establish policy, approve annual budgets, and set prices and fees. Councils for both Association and District amend and enact bylaws, and make appointments to vacant board, council and vice president seats. Traditionally, candidates seek identical positions in each organization.

To be eligible to vote, District and Association electors must be the owner of qualified land, or an individual who has been appointed by the trustee(s) to vote qualified land held in a qualifying trust as of Dec. 22, 2013. In addition, District electors must be a qualified, registered Arizona voter and reside within the state of Arizona. Association electors must also be at least 18 years of age.

All Association positions and all but the four District at-large board positions (Seats 11, 12, 13 and 14) are elected on an acreage-based voting system. The four District at-large board members are elected on a one-vote-per-landowner basis.

SRP is the largest provider of water and power to the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

Podcast: GoVote Aims To Change Voter Turn Out

Podcast: GoVote Aims To Change Voter Turn Out

Voter turn-out is a constant issue with every political campaign, but GoVote.com is looking to do something to change that.

By educating its visitors on a local and national level, GoVote looks to positively impact the voter turnout for the 2012 presidential elections.

While based in Arizona, GoVote has contributors to the website from all over the country; they are also made up of contributors from all over the political spectrum.

By doing this, GoVote aims to continue to educate its visitors in an unbiased manner.

But if you want to hear some of this from television or radio, GoVote can provide you with that as well. The website hosts links to all local and national media outlets (columnists, blogs, television and radio), so visitors can search through all their possible sources of information.

Another feature of GoVote that is new to a politically-charged website is its ad campaign. Its “innovative platform for political ad spending” allows everyday citizens like you or me to post ads on their website in favor or against any certain candidate. And once you do so, your ad is personally sent to the candidate to see.

Constantly growing, GoVote currently has about 2,000 members and was able to raise $1 million from investors within its first year.

GoVote.com PodcastI had the privilege of speaking with Brad Anderson, GoVote’s director of state public relations, for this week’s new podcast. Anderson was the former intern to former U.S. Senator Robert Bennett and has worked on multiple campaigns across the country as well.

GoVote is free to sign up for, and you are able to create your own personal page to bookmark the information you want to have handily available.

Hit play below to tune into this week’s daily podcast series.