DMEA Board Candidates

May 1st @ 11:04 am in News by Scott Staley


6 Candidates Charged Up to Run for 3 DMEA Board Seats Forum to “Meet the Candidates” scheduled for May 15 Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is a non-profit electric distribution cooperative governed by a board of directors elected by its member-owners.  Each year, there is an election to determine the representative from three of DMEA’s nine board districts. (Maps of each district are available on the co-op’s website,

By the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 6 candidates had submitted the sufficient number of signatures needed to qualify them for the 2013 election ballot.

In District 4, the candidates are Jim Elder and Erica Lewis Kennedy. Incumbent, Mike Sramek announced his intention not to run for re-election to this seat in 2013.

In District 3, incumbent Ed Marston faces challenger Olen Lund.

For the South Region seat, incumbent Tony Prendergast faces challenger Kay Heinschel.

The League of Women Voters of Montrose County is facilitating a Candidate Forum to enable the members to meet and question the candidates running in DMEA’s 2013 board election.  It will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at DMEA’s Montrose office, located at 11925 6300 road.  Light refreshments will be served.

On May 20, ballots and a summary of each candidate’s background are scheduled to be mailed to DMEA members who had electric Service from DMEA as of April 30, 2013.

Voted ballots must be returned by mail to DMEA’s election credentials committee no later than June 13, or members can vote in person at DMEA’s Annual Meeting at the Hotchkiss Senior Center, 276 E. Main St., in Hotchkiss on the morning of Thursday, June 14, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.