More than 80 members and employees of Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative recently enjoyed breakfast and a legislative update at the co-op’s annual ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action breakfast. The event was held in the community room at the cooperative’s new headquarters facilities in Kenton.
Legislators representing portions of the co-op’s 10-county territory spoke about developments in energy policy, national security, and healthcare. Speaking at the event were U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana; U.S. Rep. Bob Latta, R-Bowling Green; Ohio Rep. Wesley Goodman, R-Cardington; and Ohio Rep. Robert Sprague, R-Findlay.
During his speech, Rep. Latta referred to the high-concentration of electric cooperatives within his district. He called for common-sense legislation regarding the state’s power generation and fuel sources. “A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn’t work. Our manufacturing plants and farms rely on power. If you don’t have power, you can’t work.”
Rep. Jordan fielded questions from the crowd and spoke about recent work for tax code reform, national security, and healthcare.
Ohio Rep. Wesley Goodman, attending his first ACRE breakfast event, emphasized his goal to shift legislative influence back to local citizens.
Ohio Rep. Robert Sprague took a moment to acknowledge the cooperative’s linemen in attendance. “Thank you for your hard work, often in the face of adverse weather, to keep the lights on.”