I am writing to support Ed Marston's re-election as director of DMEA.
I served as a board member for 12 years and served as the board's president for the last seven of my term.
It was a privilege to work with Ed Marston for the last six of those years.
I have great respect for Ed because of the work he puts into researching the issues that come before the board. I may not have always agreed with Ed's position, but I always knew that he had studied the situation very carefully and then voted as he saw would result in the best outcome for DMEA member-owners.
Ed was part of the team to promote building the South Canal project that will help keep DMEA rates down this year and in years to come. He has done the right thing in urging an independent assessment of DMEA board and staff to ensure DMEA continues to be efficient in all areas.
If Ed is re-elected, he will work hard to get two jobs done. He will push to have DMEA's internal fiber optic network expanded to provide better high speed internet to our rural areas. He will also continue his efforts to convince Tri-State Generation to lift its 5% limit on local power generation. Once DMEA taps into coal mine methane on a large scale we could see some very positive effects on the rates we pay.
As you vote your DMEA ballot, I urge you to re-elect Ed Marston for District 3. He will be a strong voice for you and your interests. His experience as an outstanding DMEA board member is needed to address DMEA's future challenges.