On Thursday, June 9th, San Miguel Power Association (SMPA) held its Board of Directors election. The seats for Board Districts 3 & 6 were up for election. Concluding the June 9th Annual Meeting, SMPA’s independent Election Monitor reported the following results:
In District 6, which covers part of Ouray County, including Ridgway and much of Log Hill Mesa, incumbent Director Debbie Cokes ran unopposed and was deemed reelected per SMPA Bylaws.
In the election for District 3, covering parts of Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Dolores and San Juan Counties including Dunton, Norwood, Placerville, Trout Lake, Rico and Sawpit, 289 validated ballots were received. 143 votes were for challenger, Allyn Svoboda and 146 votes were for incumbent, Dave Alexander. Director Dave Alexander was declared the winner and will resume his directorship for another four-year term.