Last year, Patrick Cox bested 19 opponents to represent District 7 — including Kyle, Buda and parts of rural areas around San Marcos — on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors.
That election was to fill the last year of former Hays County Judge W.W. “Bud” Burnett unexpired term, cut short by unfolding revelations of mismanagement and malfeasance at the state’s largest electric cooperative.
Now Cox (pictured) will serve a full term after drawing no opponent in the upcoming board election culminating in the annual membership meeting June 20. Election Services Corporation, an independent organization conducting the election, this week certified cooperative members qualified to seek seats on the board.
Six candidates are vying to represent District 6, which encompasses Wimberley and other parts of the San Marcos area as well as pieces of Comal and Blanco counties. District 6 candidates are:
Candidates for District 1, made up of Burnet County and pieces of Travis and Williamson counties, are:
Cooperative members are invited to a forum scheduled 6 p.m. April 28 to hear from board candidates at the PEC Training Center, 1506 N. U.S. 281 in Johnson City.
Ballots and candidate biographies will be mailed to cooperative members on May 6 and must be returned June 12. Cooperative members can also vote on the Election Service Corporation’s Web site by June 12 or at the annual meeting on June 20.