Candidate packets available for 2022 LPEA director election


DURANGO, Colo. – LPEA members interested in running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors now have access to the 2022 Board Director Candidate Packet at

To be considered, prospective candidates must return all completed materials by 1 p.m. on March 12, 2022. Materials may be mailed to LPEA’s Durango office or dropped off at LPEA’s office in Durango or Pagosa Springs.

To be eligible to run for the LPEA Board of Directors, candidates must:

  • be a member of LPEA for at least one year immediately prior to becoming a director;
  • be a bona fide resident of the district you plan to represent for at least 120 days prior to becoming a director and;
  • not be employed by, or have a spouse or child employed by, LPEA in any position.

Directors are elected for three-year terms. Incumbent directors up for re-election in 2022 are Holly Metzler (District 1 – Archuleta County), Dan Huntington (District 2 – South and West La Plata County), Joe Lewandowski (District 3 – City of Durango), and John Witchel (District 4 – North and East La Plata County).

Eligible candidates will be added to the official ballot to be mailed to LPEA members in early April. Ballots will be due on May 11, 2022, and the election results will be announced at LPEA’s Annual Meeting on May 12, 2022. For more details on the director election process, visit

LPEA is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving La Plata and Archuleta, and segments of Hinsdale, Mineral, and San Juan counties. LPEA is the fifth largest cooperative of 22 in Colorado and aims to provide safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost to more than 34,500 members. For additional information, contact LPEA at (97) 247-5786 or visit

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