(Posted June 26, 2023)
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 15, 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 Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Petitions are available at the fair office. Candidates must gather 10 or more signatures from other Ag Society members and return their completed petitions to the fair office by 1 p.m. July 8.
To vote in the election, a person must be at least 18 years old, 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 Paul Gross, Joe Henry, Quinton Keeran, Tina Seaburn, and Kelly Sifrit. Each of these seats come with a three-year term.
Other members currently serving on the board are Brock Ballah, Brandon Estep, Kyle Seaburn, and Bryan Stonerock, whose terms expire in 2024, and Jason Baker, Judy Green, Ryan Kimbler, William Koenig, Paul Melampy, and Tia Sexton, whose terms expire in 2025.
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 at The Butcher Block, 2280 State Route 56, London.
For additional information about the election, call the fair office at (740) 852-1654.
The 2023 Madison County Fair runs July 8-15. For a schedule of events, visit Madison County Fair.