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(Calgary, Alberta) November 12, 2015 – Official counting of the ballots took place Thursday, November 12. Zones three, four, five, six and eight had elections, with the remaining four zones electing delegates by acclamation. Elections took place during the Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) meetings held across Alberta in October and November. Zones four, six and seven have vacancies.

“We were happy with the high voter turnout for elections in five zones and welcome the strong new delegates joining us this year. We encourage producers to get involved and fill the positions we still have available. We look forward to the fresh input new representatives offer and thank them for their interest in the industry and ABP,” said Rich Smith, ABP Executive Director.

ABP represents the collective interests of Alberta’s beef cattle producers and is a proud reflection of this industry. Run by producers for producers, it is dedicated to enhancing the image of the beef and beef producers industry, educating the beef consumer, driving the sale of Alberta Beef, and maintaining a truly sustainable, competitive industry for the benefit of all Albertans.

Below is a list of all ABP delegates for the 2015/16 year. The names with an asterix represent delegates who were elected, acclaimed or appointed during this election.

 

Zone 1

  • Brodie Haugan – Orion
  • Garth Porteous – Bow Island
  • *Brad Osadczuk – Jenner
  • *Kevin Stopanski – Jenner
  • *Rick Friesen – Vauxhall
  • *Howard Bekkering – Vauxhall

Zone Two:

  • Cecilie Fleming  – Granum
  • Jake Meyer – Welling
  • *Bob Lowe – Nanton
  • *Darren Bevans – Raymond
  • *Tyler Sawley – Nanton
  • Jimmy Nelson – Stirling

Zone Three:

  • Brian Edge – Cochrane
  • Kevin Krebs – Didsbury
  • *Chris Israelson – Didsbury
  • *Jeff Havens – Madden
  • *John Buckley – Cochrane
  • *Bryan Thiessen – Strathmore

Zone Four:

  • Walter Suntjens – Hanna
  • *Judy Fenton – Irma
  • *Tim Smith – Coronation
  • *Mark Crowle – Hanna
  • Craig Ference – Kirriemuir

Zone Five:

  • Rob Somerville – Endiang
  • Kelly Fraser – Red Deer County
  • *Cam McLerie – Red Deer County
  • *Dick Wymenga – Leslieville
  • *Stuart Somerville – Endiang
  • *Charles Christie – Trochu

Zone Six:

  • Assar Grinde – Bluffton
  • *Ralph Buhler – Armena
  • *Tim Sekura – Rocky Rapids
  • *Kolton Kasur – Bashaw
  • Cecil Anderson – Drayton Valley

Zone Seven:

  • Cody Miller – Westlock
  • *Penny Patton – Athabasca

Zone Eight:

  • Michael Lutzak – Hairy Hill
  • Les Geier – Two Hills
  • *Gordon Graves – Iron River
  • *Lyndon Mansell – Innisfree
  • *Melanie Wowk – Beauvallon
  • Philip Amyotte – Mallaig

Zone Nine:

  • Roland Cailliau – Valleyview
  • Ron Wieler – Fort Vermilion
  • *Maarten Braat – Fort Vermilion
  • *Norman Hennigar – Grande Prairie
  • *Linda Messner – Berwyn
  • *John MacArthur – Fairview

Source: Alberta Beef Producers