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ANNOUNCEMENT:   Annual meeting deadline dates have been set for Trustee election and Bylaw amendments.  Please see this document for more information.


Press Release

May 11, 2016

Choctaw Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees announces that Mr. Kenneth J. Gates of Twin Falls, Idaho has accepted the position of CEO/General Manager.

Mr. Gates brings over forty years of electric management experience to this position.  His most recent experience has been as the CEO of Dakota Energy Cooperative in Huron, South Dakota.

He also served as the CEO of Cordova Electric Cooperative in Cordova, Alaska from 1999-2007.

This experience and background make him highly qualified to lead Choctaw Electric Cooperative.

Mr. Gates will report to work in early June.



Choctaw Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative located in Hugo, Oklahoma. Established in 1940 by local citizens to bring electricity to rural families, farms and businesses, CEC now delivers electricity to more than 13,500 homes and businesses in seven southeast Oklahoma counties. Our primary goal is to provide safe, reliable electric service at the best possible price, and our employees have earned a stellar reputation for going to extraordinary lengths to meet or exceed our members' expectations.


We are pleased to provide online information about the co-op and the services and programs available to CEC members. If you can't find what you need or have a question, please contact us.



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