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Letter to the editor: West Oregon Electric Co-op elections

The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley

You will soon be receiving your invitation to West Oregon Electrics annual meeting. This year they are celebrating the 75th year anniversary. You will also be asked to vote for 2 Board Member positions in District 2 and District 5. Every vote will count and is, as with any vote, extremely important. A 75 year history, something to be proud of. Rural America needed the Co-op system to get electrified. It worked then, not discounting the need. The question to be asked is, is this the type of management to run this Co-op for the next 75 years? Do we stay the status quo? Do we continue to absorb the inevitable increases in our rates? Do we stay the most expensive utility in the State of Oregon?

Or do . . .

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