Kran re-elected to Great Lakes Energy board. 

August 21, 2019

Kran re-elected to Great Lakes Energy board. 

Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members reelected two incumbents and elected a new board member to the cooperative board of directors July 15th, 2019.

Directors Robert Kran of Free Soil and John LaForge of Delton were re-elected to represent Districts 6 and 9. Howard Bowersox of Stanwood will be the new director for District 8. There were no challengers in the elections.

Kran received 364 votes, Bowersox received 207 votes, and LaForge received 124 votes.

GLE members in voting Districts 6 (Lake and Mason counties), 8 (Clare, Mecosta, Newaygo, and Osceola counties), and 9 (Allegan, Barry, Kent, Montcalm, Ottawa counties) received their mail-in ballot in the July/August issue of Michigan Country Lines. Voters returned their ballots to a private CPA firm by August 15th and results were announced August 21st at the annual meeting.

Unlike investor-owned utilities, GLE is a not-for-profit business owned by its consumer-members. The cooperative conducts an annual meeting to update members on the progress made during the past year and to announce results of director elections.

GLE provides electricity to roughly 120,000 members in 26 counties along the west side of the lower peninsula. For more information visit

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