I entered the race for D5 as an independent fresh voice of a member-owner. While attending Board Meetings regularly during the past two years, I concluded that the direction of the Board lacked transparency and commitment to the basic PEC CO-OP principles. Additionally, the perceived political conflict of interest and well chronicled undemocratic decisions had resulted in an evident dysfunctional Board.
My campaign focused on these concerns and emphasized my previous professional background. My primary desire was to employ my accrued professional business management expertise to usher a collaborative consensus building approach to the PEC Board. My desire and belief was to represent all member-owners, beyond District 5. My campaign lacked the financial and political resources that is required in today’s PEC electorate environment. Yet, it was loaded with enthusiasm and passionate commitment to keep PEC independent and free of outside business interests.
The results clearly indicate that the voters preferred the status quo. However, as we later learned, it is also evident that the Board was concerned with its direction and a change of Board leadership was required. PEC now has a new Board President. Well done.
I am extremely appreciative to the numerous unsolicited endorsements I received. I am also grateful to several member-owners who joined me in my “walking campaign” visiting different localities and engaging voters into a one to one conversation.
I look forward to the new direction of the PEC Board.