Incumbents Harry Goff and Terry Alley were comfortably re-elected to seats on the La Plata Electric Association board
of directors Saturday.
Goff beat challenger Harry Riegle, 882 votes to 620, for Durango's District 3 seat.
In Archuleta County's District 1, Alley defeated J.B. Smith with 1,282 votes to 295.
Tom Compton and Pam Patton, also incumbents, won uncontested elections for districts 2 and 4, respectively.
About 20 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the contested races. No bylaw amendments were offered, LPEA
spokeswoman Indiana Reed said.
Goff, founder of Goff Engineering & Surveying of Durango, said he would work to keep electricity prices
The economy isn't the best, and so it's important we remember that people have to pay their power bill every month,"
Goff said Riegle, who ran on a sustainability platform, represents a fair constituency, especially in Durango," that
ought to be listened to.
Goff said LPEA likely will continue incorporating renewable sources of electricity into its market.
Goff and Alley have served on the board since their first election in 2001. They each won a three-year term
I hope I do a decent job," Goff said. I feel like I have in the past. I plan to continue working hard and keeping up
on all the issues before the board."
Goff also serves on the board of Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, based in Westminster. The utility
supplies nearly all of LPEA's electricity.
Alley said he was honored and pleased" by his re-election.
I'm looking forward to working with the other board members because we have a really good board," he said.
Alley said the board may have to deal with state and federal legislation regarding climate change and using renewable
LPEA, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative established in 1939, provides electricity to nearly 30,000 members.