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Who’s on the Ballot?

One of the most unique benefits of being a member of Pioneer — or any cooperative — is your ability to democratically elect fellow members to represent you on the Pioneer boards. All of the candidates, both for trustee and county board positions, are consumer-members of Pioneer Electric and your community. They are concerned with the issues you face every day because they face them as well.

Board election packets will be mailed out to all members on Friday, Feb. 16. As in the past, there are three options for voting, by mail, online, or through your SmartHub app or account. Voting must be completed no later than Friday, March 15.

Check out a full listing of Pioneer members who are running for board positions in 2024:

Board of Trustees

Champaign County

Ted Black

Geo Area: 4 | Mechanicsburg

Statement: “Having a safe and reliable energy system is vital for a good economy and quality of life. It is very satisfying helping to make that happen.”

John Sipes

Geo Area: 4 | Zanesfield

Statement: “There is always more to learn. This position is no exception. I look forward to being able to contribute to the continued success of the organization and represent and energize the members for our exciting future.”

Miami County

John Berbach

Geo Area: 8 | Tipp City

Statement: “I believe Pioneer should remain dedicated to continuing to provide good service and cost containment for our Pioneer community and understand the self-help service, benefits and pitfalls.”

Robert Billings

Geo Area: 8 | Tipp City

Statement: “I believe it’s important to improve our cooperative’s legacy of distributing safe and reliable electricity at reasonable costs and minimizing down time of the grid.”

Shelby County

Bill Clark

Geo Area: 10 | Houston

Statement: “After serving on the county board for eight years, I want to do more and expand my knowledge of the co-op. I look at this position to be a voice for the members of the co-op, plus a way to share information and knowledge with the membership. I look forward to improving the customer experience with the co-op while keeping cost down and keeping the lights on for its members.”

Larry Morris

Geo Area: 12 | Sidney

Statement: “I would like to contribute to the continued growth and stability of Pioneer through the use of my vast and varied knowledge in logistics and supply chain management. I feel that I can contribute by using my business and government experiences in the analysis of future government legislature and business opportunities.”

Pioneer Champaign County Board Candidates

Geographical Area 1
  • Mark Atterholt, Urbana
  • Joshua Kizer, Urbana
Geographical Area 2
  • Ward Wildman, Urbana
  • Scott Wright, Urbana
Geographical Area 3
  • Wade Bahan, Cable
  • Steven Yocom, Urbana
Geographical Area 4
  • Robert Rountree, London
  • Chad Wallace, Cable

Pioneer Miami County Board Candidates

Geographical Area 5
  • Wayne Mullenix, Piqua
  • Steve Reindel, Troy
Geographical Area 6
  • William Platfoot, Tipp City
  • Donald Rhoades, Tipp City
Geographical Area 7
  • Ryan Moore, Casstown
  • Michael Robbins, Piqua
Geographical Area 8
  • Jenny Hodge, Tipp City
  • Michele Pfrogner, New Carlisle

Pioneer Shelby County Board Candidates

Geographical Area 9
  • Frank Boerger, Fort Loramie
  • Roger Wehrman, Fort Loramie
Geographical Area 10
  • Dennis Grandey, Sidney
  • Douglas Ike, Sidney
Geographical Area 11
  • Josh Buehler, Botkins
  • Laura Poeppelman, Anna
Geographical Area 12
  • Joe Everett, Sidney
  • Anthony Stemen, Sidney

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