Don Worth PictureI seek your vote for my reelection as Director for District 1. 

I’ve served on the VEC Board of Directors for several years and have completed courses which led to certificates as a Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD), Board Leadership (BLC) and twice inducted into the Director Gold Program (DGP), the highest level of training.  If reelected, I promise to continue my efforts to keep rates down while maintaining outstanding service to Co-op members.  My goals are very simple…we need to keep the lights on by reducing outages and continue to ensure that you pay the lowest rates possible through astute purchases and selective investment in renewable energy, including community solar.

Before retirement, I was the Volunteer Coordinator for the RSVP office in Newport for 10 years, recruiting older volunteers for nonprofit businesses and organizations in Orleans & Essex Counties.  Born in Derby and raised in Island Pond, I graduated from the University of Maine, served 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent 26 years as a member of the U.S. Border Patrol on both borders.  I also presently serve as the Essex County representative to the U.S. Selective Service System and was  promoted to the State Review Committee for this agency. 

My wife, Miriam, and I have five children, ten grandchildren and live in Island Pond on land that was part of my grandfather’s farm.