Cooperatives vote

Posted on Feb 28 2017 in Marshall County REMC

The annual meeting is your opportunity to vote for the candidates running for the Marshall County REMC board of directors.

The REMC is governed by a board of directors who are elected by the members at the annual meeting. The directors are challenged with the responsibility of representing the membership in major decisions that face the cooperative on a yearly basis. Each member who has an account with us in his or her name is entitled to a vote. The annual meeting is also an opportunity for members to review the business results and operations of the cooperative for the preceding year.

The electric cooperative solution for achieving member control is the board of directors. Unlike other organizations that hand-pick wealthy business owners or politically active community leaders, electric cooperatives look to the members to select the board of directors. Marshall County REMC directors — members themselves — are elected by the membership and serve three-year terms on the board. Elections are held at our annual meeting of members.



Dr. RIchard LeeperDr. Richard Leeper is a large and small animal veterinarian in Bourbon. He is a lifetime resident of Marshall County. Leeper graduated from Purdue in 1976 with a doctorate in veterinary medicine and started practice with Bourbon Veterinary Hospital, which he has owned since 1997. He and his wife, Tracey, have been married for 37 years. They have two sons who help with their Angus beef farm in Walnut Township. They attend Argos United Methodist Church.

Tim McCarthy


Tim McCarthy and his wife, Joy, have been married for 26 years. Together, they have two children — Logan, who works on the farm, and Jennah, a freshman at Purdue University. McCarthy farms 1,800 acres of corn and soybeans in Union Township. He graduated from Purdue University in 1992. He is a 27-year member of the Culver Union Township Fire Department.

Steve Roberts


Steve Roberts and his wife, Barb, have been married for 39 years and have two children and two grandchildren. He and his wife attend PCC Church of Plymouth. Roberts is a lifetime resident of the Bourbon area where he has farmed for more than 41 years. He is a part owner of MSD Pork, a concentrated animal feeding operation, located in Walnut Township.

Dean Zechiel


Dean Zechiel and his wife, Tina, have been married for 26 years. Together they have three children — Alex, Katelynn and Kurt. Zechiel is a full-time grain farmer in the southern part of Marshall County. His wife teaches at Triton High School.