Election Results Announced

The California Cotton Ginners and Growers Association is pleased to announce the election results from this year’s election.  Up for election this year were four (4) Ginner Directors and (4) Grower Directors.  The four Ginner Directors ran opposed and were re-elected, and included John Colbert, Modern Ginning; Stan Creelman, of Mid Valley Cotton Growers; Adriane Carbonel, of Farmers Cooperative Gin Inc.; and Matt Toste, of Westside Farmers Coop, Huron Ginning Company and Pacific Ginning Company LLC.  There were five (5) candidates up for the four (4) Grower Director positions, which necessitated an election in Kern County.  Winning re-election were Jim Neufeld and Bryan Bone in Kern County, and Cannon Michael in Merced County.  Newly elected to the board is Tony Neves from Merced County.  All terms are for three (3) years.  Stepping down from the board this year was Robert McDonald from Merced County.  McDonald has served on the Board since 2007, and the Association is extremely grateful for his dedicated service to the board in representing cotton growers in Merced County.