2015 Directors Election of the Burley Co-op Board of Directors


Lexington, KY (September 24, 2015) – The Burley Co-op completed its annual director election for 2015. District 2 and 4 were the only contested elections with Tim Lyons being re-elected and Eddie Martin being elected. All others were elected by acclamation as a result of no challengers.

Robert (Bob) James of Lexington, Kentucky is Director over District 1 which includes Breathitt, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Harlan, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, and Perry Counties. Mr. James was elected to the Board in October 2009. This will be his third term.

Tim Lyons of Owingsville, Kentucky was re-elected to serve District 2. This district includes Bath, Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Pike, Powell, and Wolfe Counties. This will be his second term.

Thomas Ingram of Shelbyville, Kentucky is the Director for District 3 which includes Anderson, Shelby, and Spencer Counties. Mr. Ingram was elected to the Board in October of 2009; this will be his third term.

Eddie Martin of Grayson, Kentucky was elected to District 4. This includes Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Lawrence, Lewis, Mason, Morgan, and Rowan Counties.

Roger Quarles of Georgetown, Kentucky will be returning to District 5. This includes Franklin and Scott Counties. Mr. Quarles was first elected to the Board in October of 1997. This will be his seventh term.

Patrick Raines (Pat) of Seaman, Ohio will be returning as Director of District 6. Mr. Raines will represent the State of Ohio. He was elected to the Board in October of 1995; this will be his twentieth term.

Guy Heitkemper of Lanesville, Indiana is Director over District 7 representing the State of Indiana. Mr. Heitkemper was first elected to the Board in October 2009. This will be his third term.

Larry Gomer of Franklin, KY is Director of District 8 which includes Butler, Logan, Muhlenberg, Simpson, Todd, and Warren Counties. Mr. Gomer was elected to the Board in 1997. This will be his seventh term.

Dale Seay of Crofton, KY is Director of District 9 which includes Ballard, Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, and Trigg Counties. Mr. Seay was elected to the Board in October 2009. This will be his third term.

Al Pedigo of Scottsville, KY is Director of District 10 representing Allen, Barren, Cumberland, Metcalfe, and Monroe Counties. Mr. Pedigo was elected to the Board in October, 2006. This will be his fourth term.

All Directors have taken the oath of office and were sworn into service.

In addition officer elections were held and all officers returned to their positions.

President: Pat Raines, Vice President: Eddie Warren, Secretary: Robert Reed Bush, Sr., and Treasurer: Al Pedigo.

For more information contact the Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association at 859-252-3561


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