Brown, Parker re-elected to PEPA board, run-off needed for Area 2 slot

Pontotoc Electric Power Association officials announced this week that incumbents Greg Brown and Larry Parker have been re-elected to new three year terms on the PEPA’s Board of Directors, while a run-off between incumbent Glen Denton and challenger Nicky Moore will be held to determine the Area 2 board member.

PEPA customers in Area 2, Area 6 and Area 9 cast votes in early November for board members and the results were tabulated November 26, confirmed Chuck Howell, PEPA Manager.

Area 2 includes Pontotoc County, north and west of the city of Pontotoc.

Voting results in Area 2 showed Nicky Moore receiving 285 votes, incumbent Glen Denton receiving 188 votes and Tracy Davis receiving 164 votes.

Ballots for the runoff between Moore and Denton were mailed out by December 1.

Returned ballots must be postmarked by Saturday, December 15, to be valid, Howell said.

“It’s very important for voters to sign the back of the envelope for it to be deemed valid and be counted,” Howell said.

“If the back of the envelope is not signed, the ballot is not opened and not counted,” he said.

“Of the 124 ballots deemed invalid in the first election, the large majority of those were invalid because the envelope was not signed,” Howell stressed.

Howell said the votes cast in the run-off will be counted on December 19.

In the Area 6 director’s race incumbent Greg Brown defeated challengers Dennis Cox and Jimmy M. Moore.

Results showed Brown with 271 votes (57.5%), Cox with 139 votes and Moore with 61 votes.

Area 6 includes the south central part of Pontotoc County.

In Area 9, incumbent Larry Parker was unopposed and received 249 votes.

Area 9 includes the town of Bruce in Calhoun County and the area south of Bruce serviced by PEPA.

The newly elected directors will begin their term of office on January 1, 2013.

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