Mike Coleman - District 3

Mike Coleman

Mike Coleman


• Lives in Corinth Township in Humboldt County

• Attended Humboldt High School and Iowa Central Community College

• Farmer

• Married and has three children

• Farm Bureau member, and former treasurer, vice president, president and voting delegate

• Current co-leader of the West Grove Hustlers 4-H Club

• Previously: Director on Soil/Water Conservation Board; ISA Research Advisory Council

• Enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with family

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Midland Power (formerly Humboldt County REC) director since 2009, currently serves as Treasurer

• Midland Power Cooperative member since 2004

Rick Thompson - District 3

Rick Thompson

Rick Thompson

Vice President

• Lives north of LuVerne in Kossuth County

• Farms corn and soybeans in partnership with his dad

• Hog and cow-calf producer

• Married and has one son and three daughters

• Member and elder at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne

• Past member of the Kossuth County Pork Producers

• Enjoys spending time with family, riding his motorcycle and taking care of their
cow-calf herd

• Director at your cooperative since 2008

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Member of your co-op since 1996

Randy Christensen - District 1

Randy Christensen

Randy Christensen


• Lives in Scranton Township, Greene County

• Graduate of Iowa State University, Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Studies

• Pioneer sales representative

• Fourth-generation hog farmer, custom finishing 5000 head annually

• Owns and operates row crop and custom spraying operation with brother Matt

• Assists parents, with family row crop operation

• Married and has two children

• Treasurer and volunteer firefighter at Ralston Fire Department

• Greene County Pork Producers board member

• Greene County Farm Bureau board member

• Member and Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson

• Member of Iowa Pork Producers Association

• Received the Gary Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award in May 2009

• Director at your cooperative since 2011, currently serving as Secretary

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Member of your cooperative since 2005

Kim Rinker - District 1

Kim Rinker

Kim Rinker


• Lives south of Beaver in Boone County

• Grew up in northwest Iowa, then moved and graduated from Ames High School

• Received a Paraprofessional Associate of Science degree from Des Moines Area
Community College

• Farmer of cow-calf herd and accountant at Genesis Development

• Has two sons

• Member of Ogden Community United Methodist Church

• Vice President of Boone County ISU Extension board

• Boone County 4-H volunteer

• Enjoys running and exercising and spending time with family

• Midland Power director since 2013

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Member of your co-op since 1989

Joel Skow - District 3

Joel Skow

Joel Skow

Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

•Lives west of Wesley in Kossuth County

•Received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from Iowa State University

•Farmer, raises corn, soy beans and livestock

•Married and has two children

•Belongs to Trinity Lutheran Church of Algona

•Enjoys family time, hunting, fishing, golfing

•Director at your cooperative since 2009

•Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

•Member of your cooperative since 2000

Jack Runge - District 4

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Jack Runge

• Lives in Buckeye Township, Hardin County

• Graduate of Radcliffe High School and Ellsworth Community College

• Married and has 4 grown children

• Grain and livestock farmer

• Retired volunteer firefighter for Buckeye Fire Department

• Past field instructor for the Fire Service Training Bureau – Division of the State Fire Marshall

• Past President of the Iowa Firefighters Association

• Vice President of the Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors

• Steward at Immanuel Memorial United Church Of Christ, Alden Iowa

• Secretary/Treasurer of Buckeye Cemetery Association

• Midland Power Cooperative board member since 1995, past President

• Attended Iowa Institute for Cooperatives’ Director Certification Program

• Graduate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director program and Board Leadership program

• Earned NRECA Director Gold Credential

• Midland Power Cooperative member since 1984

Charlie Gilbert - District 4

Charlie Gilbert

Charlie Gilbert

• Lives southwest of Iowa Falls in Hardin County

• Graduate of Iowa Falls High School

• Received a degree in agricultural business from Iowa State University

• Retired grain/hog farmer

• Married and has two daughters and nine grandchildren

• Treasurer of Elk Run Investment Club

• Past trustee, building committee member, and Sunday school teacher at First United
Methodist Church; past director and president of Hardin County Pork Producers;
and past director of Buckeye Co-op

• Cyclone fan, golfer, woodworker-furniture maker, bridge player, and Grandpa

• Midland Power Cooperative board member since 1998

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Earned Cooperative Board Leadership certification

• Has represented Midland Power on Corn Belt Power Cooperative’s board since 2000

• Has represented Corn Belt Power on Basin Electric Power Cooperative board since 2009

• Currently Basin Electric Power Cooperative Board Secretary/Treasurer

• Member of your co-op since 1972

Tom Ingebritson - District 4

Tom Ingebritson

Tom Ingebritson

• Lives in Hardin County, southeast of Hubbard

• Married and has two children

• Farmer

• Served two years in the military

• Past member of Pork & Beef Producers

• Hardin County Extension Council Member for six years

• Member of St. Mary’s Church in Eldora

• Director at your cooperative since 1995

• Earned Credentialed Cooperative Director certification

• Member of your cooperative since 1969

Paul Heineman - District 1

Paul Heineman

Paul Heineman

•Lives in Boone County, northwest of Ogden

•Graduate of Iowa State University, degree in agricultural mechanization


•Married and has 3 children

•Member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ogden

•Midland Power’s representative on Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) board of directors, currently serves as president

•Past board member of Boxholm Cooperative

•Past board member of Farm Bureau

•Past board member of Boone County Extension Council

•Midland Power Cooperative board member since 1999

•Graduate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Credentialed Cooperative Director program and Board Leadership program

•Midland Power Cooperative member since 1980

Bill Harleen - District 2

Bill Harleen

Bill Harleen

• Lives northwest of Slater, in Boone County

• Grew up in central Iowa

• Attended some college at Iowa State University

• Farmer

• Excavation business

• Married and has three children and four grandchildren

• Member of Ogden Community United Methodist Church

• Farm Bureau member

• Church trustee

• Garden Township trustee

• Member of your co-op since 1988

Jim Byriel - District 2

Jim Byriel

Jim Byriel

•Lives northwest of Ames in Story County

•Graduate of Ames High School

•Self-employed residential contractor

•Accredited contractor with the State of Iowa, knowledgeable of codes, rules, and according regulations

•Married and has two children

•Gilbert Community Schools - Athletic Booster member & volunteer

•Gilbert Community School playground construction and expansion volunteer

•Hard worker, with a high level of attention to detail

•Supported area residents by assisting and consulting with home development, and home improvement and maintenance projects

•Member of your cooperative since 1997

Doug Robey - District 2

Doug Robey

Doug Robey

  • Lives west of Ames in Boone County
  • Grew up in Nevada, Iowa
  • Plant manager for building material company
  • Married and has 3 grown children
  • Serves on Foundation Board for Youth and Shelter Services
  • Earned NSGA Safety Leadership Award
  • Earned Iowa Limestone Producers Safety Award
  • Enjoys playing golf, dirt track racing and is an avid sports fan
  • Midland Power member since 2013

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Amaqua 1
Beaver 1
Cass 1
Colfax 2
Des Moines 1
Dodge 1
Douglas 1
Garden 2
Grant 3
Harrison 2
Jackson 2
Marcy 1
Peoples 1
Pilot Mound 3
Union 1
Worth 1
Yell 1
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Beaver 1
Dallas 1
Des Moines 1
Spring Valley 1
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Reading 3
Union 1
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Lee 4
Oakland 4
Osceola 4
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Bristol 1
Cedar 1
Dawson 3
Franklin 1
Grant 1
Greenbrier 1
Hardin 1
Highland 3
Jackson 1
Kendrick 1
North Junction 1
Paton 3
Scranton 1
South Junction 1
Washington 1
Willow 1
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Melrose 4
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Dodge 1
Richland 1
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Blairsburg 4
Clear Lake 3
Ellsworth 4
Hamilton 3
Independence 4
Liberty 4
Lincoln 4
Lyon 4
Marion 3
Rose Grove 4
Scott 4
Webster 3
Williams 4
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Alden 4
Buckeye 4
Clay 4
Concord 4
Eldora 4
Ellis 4
Etna 4
Grant 4
Hardin 4
Jackson 4
Pleasant 4
Providence 4
Sherman 4
Tipton 4
Union 4
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Avery 3
Beaver 3
Corinth 3
Delana 3
Humboldt 3
Lake 3
Norway 3
Rutland 3
Vernon 3
Wacousta 3
Weaver 3
Weaver 3
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Buffalo 3
Cresco 3
Garfield 3
German 3
Irvington 3
Lotts Creek 3
Lu Verne 3
Plum Creek 3
Portland 3
Prairie 3
Ramsey 3
Riverdale 3
Sherman 3
Union 3
Wesley 3
Whittemore 3
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Bangor 4
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Des Moines 3
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Lincoln 2
Madison 2
Union 2
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Franklin 2
Howard 4
Lafayette 4
Lincoln 4
Milford 4
Palestine 2
Richland 4
Sherman 4
Warren 4
Washington 2
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Burnside 3
Dayton 3
Deer Creek 3
Gowrie 3
Hardin 3
Lost Grove 3
Yell 3
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Boone 3
Eagle Grove 3
Liberty 3