District 2 and 3 PEC voters elect Pataki, Klaus

Emily Pataki is re-elected, newcomer Randy R. Klaus joins the board

Voters in Pedernales Electric Cooperative’s districts 2 and 3 elected directors in the 2017 annual election. District 2 re-elected Emily Pataki to serve as its board director and District 3 elected Randy R. Klaus to serve as its new board director. Klaus replaces former director Kathy Scanlon, who served District 3 for nine years.

A man and a woman in front of a pec truck

PEC voters elected Randy R. Klaus, left, to serve as District 3 director and re-elected Emily Pataki to serve as District 2 director.

Election results were announced during the PEC Annual Meeting Saturday in Leander. This year’s meeting focused on PEC’s commitment to going “beyond the lines,” highlighting the cooperative’s stable financials, low rates, record growth and increasing member satisfaction in 2016.

Pataki, who served as board president during the past year, addressed members, citing achievements and improvements for members as costs have continued to decrease.

“In 2016, PEC added 12,000 new meters — that’s the size of a regular electric cooperative. With those new meters came new poles, wires, transformers and substations. Low-cost power, delivered to you safely and reliably: This is the core of what we do at PEC every day,” Pataki said. “It’s an exciting time to be a PEC member, and it’s an honor to serve you.”

Board officers will be elected during the cooperative’s regular July 17 board meeting.