Fair 2021: Five fair board seats up for election

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(Posted July 7, 2021)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Five seats are up for election for the Madison County Agricultural Society’s board of directors.

The election is set for 1 to 5 p.m. July 17, the last day of the fair. Voting will take place in the Coughlin Community Center on the fairgrounds.

To run for election, a person must be a Madison County resident and member of the Ag Society. The two ways to become a member are: purchase a week pass to the fair (membership comes with it) or buy a membership ticket to the fair. The fair office is open prior to the fair for the sale of passes and tickets. Hours are July 7-8, 6-8:30 p.m., and July 9, 1-8 p.m.

Petitions are available at the fair office. Candidates must gather signatures from other Ag Society members and return their completed petitions to the fair office by 1 p.m. July 10.

To vote in the election, a person must be a Madison County resident and an Ag Society member. On election day, they must show their driver’s license and their membership ticket.

The five seats up for election are currently held by Brock Ballah, Dave Monnin, George Roby, Kyle Seaburn, and Bryan Stonerock.

All seats come with a three-year term. Other members currently serving on the 15-member board are Jason Baker, James Cress, Judy Gallimore, Les Geyman, and Amy Nichols, whose terms expire in 2022, and Paul Gross, Joe Henry, Quinton Keeran, Tina Seaburn, and Kelly Sifrit, whose terms expire in 2023.

The Ag Society (also known as the senior fair board) is responsible for operating the fair, managing other events that take place on the fairgrounds, and maintaining the grounds. The board meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in the Coughlin Community Center.

For additional information about the election, call Judy Gallimore at the fair office at (740) 852-1654.

The 2021 Madison County Fair runs July 10-17. For a full schedule of events, visit Madison County Fair.

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