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Paul Graf

District 6 Director
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Paul Graf is the current Board Vice-President and District 6 Director for Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC). He was elected to the Board in 2015 and immediately elected Secretary/Treasurer by his Board peers. He has served as Vice-President since early 2017 and currently chairs the PEC Audit Committee. Graf has remained consistently focused on achieving lower rates and improving reliability for Co-op members and seeks your vote to continue working on your behalf.

Graf ran for the Board three years ago believing the PEC rates were too high. Over the course of his first term, he and the Board and staff worked together to reduce rates over 15% while coincidentally improving on already strong reliability at the fastest growing distribution cooperative in the United States.

“I will continue to work to keep pressure on rates and further reduce outage times for improved service to our member-owners. I take my fiduciary responsibility very seriously. The funds collected in the rates belong to our members and will be conserved, and ultimately returned to you in the form of lowcost, safe, reliable energy, and capital credits. I am committed to helping PEC provide the new services needed for the fast-growing economy of central Texas.”

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

Since Graf joined the Board in 2015, the PEC Board has:

COOPERATION WITH OUR COMMUNITIES


Paul Graf has fostered better working relationships between PEC and local government and community
development entities. As a result, Graf is endorsed by many community leaders and elected officials in District 6, including:

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES


During Graf’s first term, the PEC Board made key investments and decisions on behalf of members:


GRAF BRINGS BENEFICIAL PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE TO PEC BOARD

Graf brings almost five decades of electric industry knowledge and experience to PEC as an employee, executive, and consultant of utilities such as CPS Energy, Central and Southwest (CSW) and American Electric Power (AEP). This knowledge includes power system engineering and design; financial analysis; power contracting; distributed energy resource planning; rate making; and executive leadership recruitment and development.

His leadership positions include:
Paul Graf is a native Texan and has lived in Spring Branch since 2004. He graduated from Texas A&I University in Kingsville with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Graf and his wife Debi are high school sweethearts celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. They have two adult children. In his spare time, he still does engineering and management consulting, enjoys hunting and serving in his other Board responsibilities. The Graf’s are active in the local Community Bible Church.