KEARNEY, Mo. — Platte-Clay Membership Election 2023 GraphicElectric Cooperative (PCEC) announced the results of its 2023 membership election following the co-op’s annual meeting held at its headquarters in Kearney, Mo., on June 1.

PCEC is a democratically controlled, not-for-profit electric cooperative governed by nine directors elected by members to serve three-year terms. One seat per district is up for election each year.

This year, members had the option to vote electronically, by mail-in ballot or in person. An independent third party was responsible for administering the election and certifying the results.

West District Results

Kelly Parkhurst was reelected in the West District (Buchanan and Platte Counties), receiving 768 votes. The other candidate, Terrance Moore, received 730 votes. Parkhurst is a community banker.

North District Results

David Edwards was elected in the North District (DeKalb, Clinton and Caldwell counties), receiving 1,482 votes. He was unopposed in the election. Edwards is a Regional Director at SBS CyberSecurity.

South District Results

Ed Barger was reelected in the South District (Clay and Ray Counties), receiving 578 votes. Other candidates include Michael Curry, receiving 367 votes, Brian Lawrence, receiving 326 votes, and Brad Scarlett, receiving 211 votes. Barger is a retired firefighter and Battalion Chief.