Press Release: Holy Cross Energy announces candidates for 2023 election

For Immediate Release:
Jenna Weatherred
VP, Member and Community Relations

Holy Cross Energy announces candidates for 2023 election

Glenwood Springs, CO, May 8, 2023 – Local rural electric cooperative Holy Cross Energy has announced eight candidates running for two seats on the HCE Board of Directors in its upcoming election. As a cooperative, HCE’s members are also its owners and are encouraged to take an active role as a member and vote. Directors represent the membership and guide HCE’s strategic objectives.

One Director seat is in the cooperative’s Western District, generally comprised of the towns west of Basalt, and one seat is in the Northern District, which includes the Vail and Eagle River Valleys.

Western District candidates include Thomas Sherman, Peggy Meyer and incumbent Alex DeGolia.

Northern District candidates include Kimberly Schlaepfer, Craig Arthur Brown, Linn Brooks, Brian Brandl and Roseann Casey. Incumbent David Campbell is not seeking re-election.

HCE members may vote by mail, online, or in person at HCE’s Annual Meeting at the Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) on Thursday, June 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Results will be shared beginning at 6:00 p.m. All HCE members, regardless of district, may vote in the election.

Ballots will be mailed and an online link to vote will be emailed to members on May 16. If more than one ballot is submitted per member-of-record, precedence will be given to the paper ballot.

A short biography and candidate Q&A is available online at Ballot and candidate materials are also available in Spanish.


About Holy Cross Energy
Founded in 1939, Holy Cross Energy (HCE) is a not-for-profit rural electric co-op providing safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy and services that improve the quality of life for more than 45,000 members in western Colorado. HCE was built by and belongs to the diverse communities and member-owners we serve. Membership is open to everyone in our service territory, regardless of race, religion, age, disability, language, political perspective, or socioeconomic status. HCE is committed to leading the responsible transition to a clean energy future. Its 100×30 goal is to provide members with 100% clean energy by 2030 and achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. For more information on HCE, please visit