An election for the Fresh Pear Committee handler position for the Mid-Columbia District will be held March 15 in Hood River, Oregon.

The election for the two-year term will be at noon at Grace Su’s China Gorge restaurant (2680 Old Columbia River Drive) in Hood River.

The position is held by Ed Weathers, with Brad Pickering and Gary Wells as first and second alternates, respectively.

All pear shipper employees are eligible to attend and participate.

The committee is responsible for the collection of assessments for research and the promotion and advertising of all pears marketed in the domestic and export markets.