Candidates named for OPALCO election

  • Fri Feb 2nd, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by OPALCO

The volunteer-based elections and governance committee has selected two candidates as nominees for the OPALCO Board of Directors election, District 2 (Orcas, Armitage, Big Double, Blakely, Fawn, Little Double and Obstruction islands), in April 2018. The following were nominated by a vote of the committee: Richard (Rick) Christmas and Jeffrey L. Struthers.

There is still time for members to declare their candidacy for the board election. Nominations by petition are due on Feb. 23, at noon. Co-op members from District 2 may submit their candidacy by 1) collecting no fewer than 20 names and signatures of OPALCO members who live in their district on a petition, and 2) completing the nominations app at

Get more information on OPALCO’s nominations process at

Candidate forums are scheduled during the week of March 12-16 on four islands to meet the candidates in person. Ballots and voting materials for the 2018 election will be sent to members on March 29 and posted at The election opens on March 29 and ballots are due online or by mail no later than 10 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. Election results will be announced on Saturday, April 21 at OPALCO’s annual meeting on the Washington State Ferries Tillikum.