Duffield, Levine retain seats on HEA board

Dan Green, of Soldotna, secured more votes than incumbent director C.O. Rudstrom

There’s a new director on the Homer Electric Association board following last week’s election.

Dan Green, of Soldotna, secured more votes than incumbent director C.O. Rudstrom, also of Soldotna. Green will represent District 2 on the board, which includes Soldotna, Sterling and Kasilof. Rudstrom, who had served on the board for three years, received 417 — about 34.8% — of the votes cast in that race. Green received 783 votes.

Green is a newcomer to the HEA board of directors, and has previously served on the Soldotna City Council and on the Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association Board of Directors. Green has been the president of G&S Construction since 1976, according to his HEA candidate profile.

Also elected to the HEA board last week were incumbent directors Jim Duffield of Kenai and Eugene A. Levine of Homer. Duffield will continue representing District 1, which covers Kenai, Nikiski and parts of Soldotna. Levine will continue representing District 3, which includes Kasilof south to the Kachemak Bay area.

Last week’s election took place during the 73rd annual Meeting of the Members, held at Soldotna High School. Ballots were cast by mail, electronically and in person at the meeting. HEA on Monday reported a 15.5% voter turnout. Also approved during the election were three changes to the board’s bylaws.

HEA’s 2023 annual meeting can be streamed in full on the cooperative’s YouTube channel.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.