Jim Powers


Oakley, Powers re-elected to PEC board

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
District 5 PEC director James Oakley, left, and District 4 director Jim Powers were re-elected Saturday, June 22, to their respective posts during the annual PEC meeting at Horseshoe Bay Resort.




By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Judge James Oakley won re-election by a very slim 55-vote margin to the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors at Saturday's annual meeting, held at Horseshoe Bay Resort.


PEC directors change board to single-member districts

By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor

The Highlander

Proposed changes to the bylaws of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative that change how directors are elected were passed Monday, Aug. 15, by the co-op's board of directors during a meeting that, at times, was very heated and tense.

The amendments to the bylaws — passed by a 5-2 supermajority vote — now create single-member districts in which only members who live within a district may vote for the director from that district. They also create a different quorum requirement for election of directors than that required for the annual PEC meeting, which is when director elections have traditionally taken place. The changes would take effect for the 2017 election cycle.

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