Angeli, Tourville win at BLP

Angeli

MARQUETTE — The winners in Tuesday’s election for the Marquette Board of Light and Power were current board Chairman Tom Tourville and Edward Angeli, a former chairman of the municipal-owned utility’s board.

Tourville received the most votes with 2,606, and Angeli received 1,901 votes. John Prince came in next with 1,572 votes, followed by board member Dave Carlson with 1,429 votes.

Tourville will continue to serve and Angeli will join the nonpartisan five-member board of directors, each serving three-year terms. Board members are limited to two consecutive terms.

“I feel honored to have such support,” Tourville said. “And at the same time, I feel it’s my job now to live up to people’s expectations and that’s going to be my focus going forward.”

Tourville said the board has a lot of exciting things going on, especially the completion of the Marquette Energy Center, and he feels energized moving forward.

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Angeli echoed those sentiments.

“I’m just excited to serve Marquette and try and make it a better place to live, work and play,” Angeli said. “We’ve got a lot of exciting things coming up with the BLP, so it’s going to be interesting, fun, and I’m looking forward to it.”

The board is responsible for overseeing the light and power operations of the city of Marquette and all or parts of nine surrounding townships: Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, West Branch, Richmond, Chocolay, Skandia, Sands and Forsyth. The BLP has been providing power for over 128 years and serves nearly 17,000 customers.

Mary Wardell can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. Her email address is mwardell@miningjournal.net.