Run for the board!

CLICK HERE: Downloadable Petition Packet

Interested in running for our board of trustees and shaping the strategic direction of the cooperative?

The Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op Board of Trustees consists of nine co-op members who each represent one district within the territory served by PPEC. The trustees are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that service to the PPEC membership is foremost in mind while maintaining a stable yet competitive position in the industry by setting rate structures. 

Each trustee serves a three-year term and either must seek re-election again after the term or retire. Elections are held annually by the membership prior to the Annual Meeting in March. 

Districts 1, 6, and 9 are up for election, so if you live in those districts and can get 20 signatures of support, you qualify to run.


District 1 includes Indiana’s Allen and Adams counties: Marion, Madison, Monroe, Preble, and Union townships. This position is held by Joseph Kohnen, who is seeking re-election.

District 6 includes Ohio’s Paulding County townships of Auglaize, Brown, Latty, and Washington, as well as Defiance County townships of Defiance and Highland. This position is represented by Dr. John Saxton, who is seeking re-election.

District 9 includes members who reside in Ohio’s Putnam County townships of Sugarcreek, Pleasant, Union, Ottawa, and Riley. This position is held by Dr. Ronald Black, who is seeking re-election.


The election process begins with a petition form. Any PPEC member who resides in the Districts 1, 6, or 9 who wishes to be considered as a trustee candidate may pick up the required petition from the cooperative office or download online.

All completed petition forms must be received at the PPEC office no later than 4 pm Friday, December 20, 2019. Petitions can be emailed to by midnight on Friday, Dec. 20, or can be mailed to our office (but must be postmarked by Dec. 20). Each one will be verified, and only those candidates who have met all the requirements will be placed on the ballot. The official ballots will be mailed to members in districts 1, 6, and 9 in February.

The winners of the election will be announced at the annual meeting on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at our office headquarters.

Ways to Obtain a Petition:

– A petition form may be picked up at our office located at 401 McDonald Pike, Paulding, Ohio 45879

-You may also download the form at the top of this page.

*If you aren’t sure what district you live in, check out the map below. You can also call our office at 800-686-2357 to verify.

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