La Plata Electric Association is a cooperative, which means it is owned by you – our members. Each year, LPEA’s membership elects four representatives to the LPEA Board of Directors. Make sure your voice is heard in the boardroom by voting for the candidate you feel best represents you. LPEA has four director districts, established geographically. You should soon receive your ballot to vote for the candidates running in your district.
To be counted, your ballot must be received no later than 4 PM Friday May 15, 2020. You can submit your ballot in multiple ways:
Mail using the envelope included with your ballot packet
Drop off at one of the locations listed in your ballot packet
Below is a teaser on each candidate running for election. For more details on each candidate, read the packet enclosed with your ballot or CLICK HERE.
District 1, Archuleta County
Bob Lynch – Incumbent candidate
I am running for re-election to the LPEA Board of Directors. As board president, I ensure that we hear all sides of an issue and consider what is best for all LPEA members. I focus the board on new ideas and urge openness to learning about how renewable power is transforming the electric grid…MORE
Pursuant to Article III, Section 5 of the LPEA Bylaws, the election in District 1 has been cancelled due to only one nominee in the district. Bob Lynch has been named the board representative.
District 2, South and West La Plata County
Doug Fults – New candidate
There’s a reason we’re proud to call La Plata County home. Here, we have a chance to live on our own terms. We value our rural freedom and self-determination. But right now these qualities are missing from our energy system. Our families are dependent on some of the most expensive energy in Colorado, with forecasts showing no relief in sight…MORE
John Lee, Jr. – New candidate
After college with mounting student loan debt, I joined the military to pay off student loans and serve my country. A quarter century later, I retired from Active Duty. My family, wife and four children, have lived here for the past decade. We love living in La Plata County…MORE
District 3, City of Durango
Rachel Landis – Incumbent candidate
I am running for re-election to the LPEA Board of Directors because in the past three years, I have seen the power of our cooperative to make a positive difference in our community. In 2019, I was proud to vote in support of LPEA’s commitment to drastically reduce carbon emissions through the purchase and production of clean energy and I am eager to advance this critical climate effort…MORE
Dave Nulton – New candidate
As an LPEA board director I will work to assure an adequate, reliable and safe energy supply for local businesses and residents while keeping electricity rates reasonable and protecting our environment. I support use of appropriate renewable energy alternatives and believe it is important that our community understand all energy alternatives – the pros and cons…MORE
District 4, North and East La Plata County
Guinn Unger – Incumbent candidate
I am running for re-election to the LPEA Board of Directors because I want to continue working to make LPEA a leader in clean, affordable and locally produced energy. LPEA must be aggressive in promoting local generation of energy, particularly solar, which will keep jobs in our area, keep electricity prices low, and drastically lower carbon emissions…MORE
Sue McWilliams – New candidate
I’m a Colorado native; born and raised in Southwest Colorado. I have a finance and business background. My career includes 11 years at LPEA in the billing/meter reading departments, 18 years in senior management for USDA’s Rural Utility and Rural Development Services, and I have owned several successful businesses…MORE