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The Election Committee announced official candidates for officer and regional representative positions on the NAD Board of Directors, as follows:
President (2012-2014) Sheri Farinha Chris Wagner
Vice President (2012-2014) Melissa Draganac-Hawk David Reynolds
Secretary (2012-2014) Sean Gerlis Kirsten Poston
Treasurer (2012-2014) Vacant
Region I Regional Representative (2012-2016) Steve Lovi Alfred Sonnenstrahl
Region II Regional Representative (2012-2016) Mike Berger
Region III Regional Representative (2012-2016) Vacant
Region IV Regional Representative (2012-2016) David Reynolds
(John Evans withdrew his candidacy)
These candidates have been certified by the Election Committee in accordance with candidacy requirements stipulated in the NAD Bylaws:
Article Four: Board of Directors § 4.05 Candidacy Requirements The Election Committee shall receive completed candidacy forms, requisite background information, and proof of membership from prospective candidates for Officer and Regional Board Member positions no later than thirty (30) days prior to the biennial national conference to verify candidacy requirements. Names of official candidates shall be posted prior to the conference. If there are no prospects for a particular position, the Election Committee shall receive candidacy documents prior to the start of the Council of Representatives meeting. There shall be no nominations from the floor.
Official elections will be held during the Council of Representatives meeting on Friday,July 6, 2010 from 1:45 - 3:15 pm; make plans to observe your delegates elect Board members for the new term of office!
Elected Board members shall assume their respective duties immediately after adjournment of the biennial national conference.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The election deadline has passed. Can additional prospects apply for candidacy? No. The NAD Bylaws were amended by official vote of delegates at the 50th Biennial NAD Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Candidates cannot be accepted after the deadline.
What are the eligibility requirements? The NAD Bylaws specifies the following: “No person shall be eligible to hold office who has not been a member of both the Association and his/her State Association Affiliate for two years immediately preceding the election” which calls for active status from July 2010 through July 2012.
The Bylaws also specify submission of requisite candidacy paperwork thirty (30) days prior to the biennial national conference.
What is the order of the voting process – officers or regional board representatives first? When will voting results be announced? The 2010 Election Policies and Procedures specify the following:
First, regional delegates shall consider and vote for candidates for Regional Representatives for Regions I, II, III and IV, respectively.
Second, delegates shall consider and vote for candidates for the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.
Third, voting results shall be announced by the selected Past President upon the Election Committee’s verification of voting results for each office.
Will more information on official candidates be posted? Yes. Candidates will answer questions put forth by the Election Committee; candidate responses will be posted on this page later this month.
What are the expectations of NAD Board members? Click here for more information about the expectations and responsibilities of the board members and the election process.