The Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and member co-ops in Tennessee support state and federal level candidates through our two political action committees. TECA’s state level PAC is the Tennessee Action Committee for Rural Electrification (Tennessee ACRE). The Action Committee for Rural Electrification is the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s political action committee.

Both PACs support candidates for political office – those in office now and running for office – who will speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their consumer-owners. ACRE is bipartisan, supporting candidates based solely on their support for electric cooperatives and issues important to rural and suburban Tennessee. For more information on the ACRE program or eligibility to participate, please contact Mike Knotts, vice president of government affairs, at 615.515.5520 or

Contributions are not tax deductible, are voluntary and will be used for political purposes. You have a right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. ACRE raises personal, voluntary contributions from NRECA’s eligible membership. Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions from individuals other than NRECA and member-systems’ eligible employees, boards of directors, consumer-owners and the families of such individuals. Contributions from ineligible individuals will be returned.

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