Bob Formwalt has earned my vote for re-election as La Plata Electric Association director for District 1. He has served our community capably and with integrity for the last 12 years as our LPEA representative. He always votes to maintain the lowest reasonable cost of electric service to LPEA customers. He realizes the importance of capital investment to maintain and improve LPEAs transmission equipment so that our electric reliability is outstanding more than 99 percent.
Bob is a fiscally conservative director who carefully considers both short-term and long-term costs before approving capital investment in new projects. He supports alternative energy projects after he has satisfied himself that they are proven technology that will provide long-term and reliable energy. He avoids schemes that are heavily subsidized, untried and uneconomical, as they are unlikely to deliver economical electricity over their expected service life.
Bob was raised in Southwest Colorado and understands our needs. He received his degree in business administration from Fort Lewis College and worked in the banking industry for many years. He has served as Archuleta County commissioner for 12 years and numerous other area boards including water resources and soil conservation. As a local rancher, he knows the economics of our area, and he cares about the environment. He knows how to balance both our environmental and economic interests.
Please join me in voting for Bob Formwalt for LPEA director.