Incumbents prevail in elections at electric co-op

Four IREA districts were up for vote in April

Posted 5/13/19

Every incumbent who sought re-election in the Intermountain Rural Electric Association's recent board elections will retain their seat, results show. The Intermountain Rural Electric Association, or …

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Incumbents prevail in elections at electric co-op

Four IREA districts were up for vote in April

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Every incumbent who sought re-election in the Intermountain Rural Electric Association's recent board elections will retain their seat, results show.

The Intermountain Rural Electric Association, or the IREA, is a Sedalia-based cooperative serving 11 counties near Denver. It is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Districts 1, 2, 4 and 6 were up for election in April.

Incumbent Michael Kempe in District 1 ran unopposed. Incumbent Duke Dozier secured nearly 40 percent of votes in District 2, prevailing over Steve Roescher, who garnered 32 percent of votes, followed by Peter Smith with 28 percent. Dozier will represent portions of southern Castle Rock, Sedalia, Conifer and Bailey.

Timothy White, the incumbent in District 4, won with 58 percent of the votes. He beat challenger Michael Hays. District 4 includes portions of Castle Rock, Franktown and The Pinery.

Robert “Bob” Graf retained his seat in District 6 with 74 percent of votes, defeating Jason Altshuler. District 6 includes portions of Aurora, Bennet, Strasburg, Byers and Deer Trail.

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