In accordance with Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) bylaws, an appointed nominating committee selected six individuals to run for three director positions in 2015.

The committee selected Karen Baldwin, Dennis Esaki, Pat Gegen, Jan Kimura, William Peterson and Dennis Rowley to appear on the ballot for the March 14, 2015 election. Gegen and Baldwin are incumbents.

The nomination committee was chaired by KIUC board member Peter Yukimura and included community members Trinette Kaui, Alfred Laureta and Michael Murakoshi.

KIUC members may also be nominated by collecting 35 signatures of other members (electric account holders) in good standing and by submitting a completed member petition to the Nominating Committee by Jan. 27, 2015.

All potential candidates, including incumbents and those nominated by petition, are required to complete an application form and to attend an orientation session on the duties of a director.

A director is one of nine representatives elected to three-year terms by members of the cooperative. The Board of Directors governs the business of KIUC and sets the strategic direction and policies of the cooperative.

Petition forms and information about the requirements of directors can be found on the KIUC website at