Talquin Electric Cooperative
Talquin serves 53,000 members in four (4) counties.
Talquin has nine (9) board members with one (1) African-American who comes from Gadsden-area. The three (3) seats on the board that come from Leon County, which is almost one-third African-American are all white. The demographics would seem, everything
being equal, to guarantee at least two (2) seats might be African-American, and with the concentration of population in Leon County one (1) might normally have been expected to come from there. A fourth seat comes from a combination district of Gadsden-Leon,
and that seat is occupied by a white woman.
The largest cooperative amalgamation in Florida is Seminole, a generation and transmission cooperative composed of members of other cooperatives that serves 1.1 million members with its main office is Tampa, one of the largest cities in Florida. There are twenty-seven (27) seats on the board for managers, voting
members, and alternate members. There is only one (1) African-American on the governing body list and he is listed as a
manager from Tri-County Electric Cooperative and neither a voting member nor an alternate.