LUBBOCK (Nov. 15, 2012)--Official returns from the Nov. 6 general election show Mike Beauchamp of Friona and Lynn Tate of Amarillo were elected to the Board of Directors of the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 (HPWD).
Official returns, as canvassed by the HPWD board, show Beauchamp defeated incumbent Carroll Cook of Friona, 3,268 to 1,219 votes. Beauchamp will serve a four-year term as Precinct Three District Director representing all of Bailey County, the portion of Castro County within the district, and all of Parmer County. Cook has served on the HPWD board since August 2003.
Other official returns show Tate defeated incumbent Robert Meyer of Canyon, 14,047 to 12,663 votes. Tate will serve a four-year term as Precinct Four District Director representing the portions of Armstrong, Deaf Smith, Potter, and Randall Counties within the district. Meyer has served on the HPWD board since July 1993.
Created in 1951 by local residents and the State Legislature, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District is charged with the responsibility of conserving, preserving, protecting, and preventing waste of groundwater within its 16-county service area.
Web posted at 1:47 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2012.