Voting for PEC board of directors open through June 13

From May 22 to June 13, members of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative can vote for two board directors in PEC districts 2 and 3.



In District 2, two candidates are running for the director position including incumbent William D. Boggs of Leander and Emily Pataki of Cedar Park. Four candidates are running for the District 3 director position including Arnold LeVine of Austin, Judy Lawler Pokorny of Cedar Park, incumbent Kathy Scanlon of Austin and Don Zimmerman of Austin.



Read interviews with all six director candidates by clicking here.



PEC provides electricity to more than 250,000 Central Texas customers across seven districts. District 2 includes Leander and Cedar Park north of Whitestone Boulevard. District 3 includes northwest Austin, Volente, and Cedar Park southeast of Whitestone and Parmer Lane.



PEC customers in all seven PEC districts should receive ballots by mail. Voters can fill in their ballots and return them by mail, or voters can use their ballot's election ID and password cast a vote online at www.directvote.net/pec.



This year PEC is also asking voters to choose whether they prefer voting by district or keeping the current at-large voting system. In the current system, all PEC members can vote for director candidates in any district's election.



After June 13, PEC members can still vote at PEC's annual meeting June 21 at Cedar Park High School, 2150 Cypress Creek Road. PEC will announce voting results at the meeting.



A director candidate is nominated after PEC members show support with at least 50 signatures. Directors serve three-year terms and are limited to four terms. They receive a $1,500 monthly salary if they attend more than 75 percent of regular board meetings in person or by phone. They also receive $500–$750 for each PEC meeting or committee meeting they attend.

By Stephen Burnett
Stephen Burnett has been a community journalist since 2005. He joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in November 2013. For the cities of Cedar Park, Leander and northwest Austin, he covers city and county government, business, development, events, transportation, utilities and more.


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