BECi Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

BECi Directors Elected at Annual Meeting

The results of the Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), director elections were announced Saturday during the BECi Annual Membership Meeting at co-op headquarters in DeRidder.

Candidate Stoney Doyle was elected to represent District Four. The race between Candidate Doyle and Incumbent Alan Dane Slaydon was decided in a “drawing by lot” in accordance with BECi Bylaws when the election ended in a tie, both candidates receiving 363 votes. Doyle, a resident of DeRidder, is an air-conditioner technician and business owner. Doyle is an alumnus of East Beauregard High School and Lamar Technical College.   Stoney Doyle
Incumbent director Doug Sonnier was elected to represent District Seven, receiving 510 votes, defeating fellow candidates Dawn Perkins, 183 votes, and James Dale Deshotel, 97 votes. Sonnier, a resident of Oberlin has served on the BECi Board in District Seven since 2000. Sonnier is a full-time farmer and attends Oaklin Springs Baptist Church. Sonnier is the former president of the Allen Parish Police Jury and a former member of the Allen Parish Fair Board and the Allen Action Agency Board. Doug Sonnier
District Two Incumbent Director Dale Peterson was re-elected without opposition. Peterson, a resident of Rosepine and owner/operator of Rosepine Family Pharmacy, has served on the BECi Board in District Two since 2004 and is currently serving as board president.  Peterson, an alumnus of McNeese State University and the University of Louisiana-Monroe, is a member of the Louisiana Pharmacist Association, Fellow of the Society of Consulting Pharmacist, Louisiana Retrospective Drug Reviews, Louisiana Drug Policy and Review Board, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and is a NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director. Peterson is involved with area school programs that include Big Blue Baseball, DeRidder Football and Rosepine Baseball. Mr. Peterson has also coached Dixie Youth Baseball and Optimist Basketball. Dale Peterson

The three directors officially began serving three-years term at Saturday’s annual meeting.

BECi is the distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 40,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana. For more information on BECi’s Board of Directors and the BECi Bylaws, visit




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