The Jackson Energy Cooperative is composed
of 51386 members in seven (7) primary counties
in Appalachia and parts of eight (8) other counties.
Although the nine (9) board members are not pictured
(and therefore not part of the summary totals), we can
assume that they are all white because the primary and
partial counties are all over 95% white, but we know
there are eight (8) men and one (1) woman on the board.
This cooperative received some publicity in 2009 when
Randy Wilson, a member of the statewide community
organization, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, ran
for election to the cooperative board. It was the first time
in the 71-year history of the cooperative that a member
had ever been opposed by another candidate. Though
he was not elected, it was an example of a “protest”
campaign of sorts advocating around democratic and