BRIGHTON — Candidate Ronald P. Lowther, who was vying for a seat in the West District of United Power, officially withdrew from the race, according to a news release from United Power.
Dr. Lowther cited personal reasons and expressed his regrets to the United Power board.
“Due to an unforeseen family circumstance, I need to withdraw my candidacy for a board position. I apologize for any inconvenience this will cause,” Lowther stated in an email addressed to the board.
Information about the candidate will still appear in the ballot package and cooperative newsletter, but the election firm contracted by United Power will be able to reprint the ballots without Lowther’s name to help clarify who is eligible in this year’s election.
“While it’s never ideal to lose a qualified candidate, we understand Dr. Lowther’s decision,” stated Troy Whitmore, director of external affairs. “We are pleased that we had enough time to rush through a re-print of the ballots without his name to help clarify the choices for our members.”
Ballots are expected to be mailed to all members on Friday, March 22. Any members with questions about this change in the roster of candidates, or any other element of the balloting process are encouraged to call United Power at 303-637-1300.