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Joe Wheeler trustee has challengers in District 2

By Deangelo McDaniel 340-2469

TRINITY — A former commissioner and a former basketball coach want to unseat a
Joe Wheeler Electric Membership Corp. incumbent, while two other trustees have no challengers.

Royal Carpenter of Hatton and Randall LouAllen of Moulton are challenging Andrew McCay of Moulton for his District 2 trustee seat.

Other trustees up for re-election, Ricky Knouff of District 1 and Wayne Anderton of District 3, will be running without opposition.

The annual co-op meeting will be held April 14 at Joe Wheeler's headquarters on Gordon Terry Parkway in Trinty.

Voting stipulations

EMC Communication Specialist Mandi Phillips said ballots have been mailed to the co-op's more than 40,000 customers.

To be counted in the race, those ballots must be filled out and received no later than April 11.

Co-op members can vote in person April 14 from 9 to 11 a.m., Phillips said.


The only contested race is in District 2, where Carpenter, the most successful basketball coach in Hatton High history, and former Lawrence County Commissioner Lou-Allen are running against McCay.

McCay, a two-term incum-bent who has degrees from Auburn University and Alabama A&M, first gained the post when he defeated former trustee R.J. Coan of Mount Hope in 2004.

According to a bylaw the membership passed in 2004, trustees are paid $818 per month.

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