Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you to everyone who voted and to each of the candidates for your commitment to NEASO!
Below are the results of the November 12, 2015 NEASO General Election (winners are indicated in bold):
NEASO-HQ Vice President
Jay Hunter 95
Bill Moreno 57
NEASO-MB Vice President
Zach Reid 28
Ernestine Ussery 161
NEASO-HQ Director (4)
Dorrie Arrigo 129
Jessica Brinkley 131
Andrea Giunta 122
Richard Allen Smith 119
Brian Osterling 27
Lisa Guzman 1
184 NEASO Members voted in today’s election:
154 NEASO-HQ voters
2 NEASO-HIN voters
28 NASO-MB voters
Note: It is NEASO’s policy not to report write-in candidates who receive less than 4 votes.
October 28, 2015
Dear NEASO Sisters and Brothers:
The NEASO Elections will be held at NEA Headquarters and NEA Member Benefits on November 12th, 2015.
Enclosed are Candidate Statements from all candidates for NEASO office who timely submitted such statements. The balloted candidates for NEASO office are as follows:
For NEASO-HQ Vice President and NSO Delegate
- Jay Hunter (Candidate Statement Attached)
- William “Bill” Moreno (Candidate Statement Attached)
For NEASO Secretary and NSO Delegate
- Ernestine Ussery (Candidate Statement Attached)
NEASO Director for NEA Headquarters (Four Positions Open)
- Dorrie Arrigo (Candidate Statement Attached)
- Jessica Brinkley (Candidate Statement Attached)
- Andrea Giunta (Candidate Statement Attached)
- Richard Allen Smith (Candidate Statement Attached)
NEASO Vice-President for NEA Member Benefits
- Zach Reid (Candidate Statement Attached)
NEASO Director for NEA Member Benefits
- Lisa Guzmán (No Candidate Statement)
- Brian Osterling (Candidate Statement Attached)
It is important to note that NEASO neither endorses, opposes, favors, disfavors, nor takes any position whatsoever regarding the election of any candidate(s) for any NEASO office. The inclusion or absence of a statement from a particular candidate(s), the inclusion or absence of a photograph or other visual flourish in any particular Candidate Statement(s), and/or the order in which the Candidate Statements appear in this posting should not be understood as an implicit endorsement of/opposition to the election of a particular candidate(s) by NEASO. As earlier indicated, NEASO included in this posting statements from all candidates who timely submitted such statements. In this regard, please note that each candidate prepared and is solely responsible for the content and the visual presentation of his/her Candidate Statement (i.e. the inclusion or absence of any artwork, photography, emphasis, or other visual stimuli), and that NEASO did not draft, create, prepare, proof, review, revise, supplement, or edit any Candidate Statement, or otherwise assist any candidate(s) in the preparation of his/her statement. The Candidate Statements enclosed are arranged and presented in alphabetical order, by the candidates’ last names, and any deviation from such arrangement and presentation in any packet(s) of Candidate Statements is completely unintentional (and, most likely, the result of a copying/collating error).
Finally, thank you for your participation in this important process. Your continued engagement in and support of NEASO’s activities, programs, and democratic processes keeps our Union strong.
The NEASO Elections Committee
Download: Combined Statements-1.pdf
To: NEASO Members
From: NEASO Elections Committee
Date: October 1, 2015
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF ELECTION
The annual election of Officers and Directors will be held Thursday, November 12, 2015. The following positions are open for election:
Vice President (HQ) – 2 year term
Vice President (MB) – 2 year term
Secretary – 2 year term
Secretary will be elected by a vote of all NEASO members. One (1) Vice President and One (1) Director representing the NEA Member Benefits bargaining unit will be elected by MB members. One (1) Vice President and four (4) Directors representing the NEA Headquarters bargaining unit will be elected by NEA Headquarters members. All positions have two (2)-year terms.
NSO RA Delegates
The NEASO Constitution and Bylaws state that the President, Vice Presidents, Treasurer and Secretary will serve as delegates to the National Staff Organization (NSO) Representative Assembly for the duration of their terms. Therefore, when voting for these positions, members will also be voting to elect four (4) delegates to the 2016 and 2017 NSO Representative Assemblies.
Election Date and Locations
The election will take place by secret ballot vote on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at NEA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and NEA Member Benefits in Gaithersburg, MD.
Members unable to attend the stated polling locations on Thursday, November 12, 2015 may obtain an absentee ballot by contacting the NEASO office. Absentee ballots will be available starting Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Members who receive absentee ballots may not vote at the live election on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Completed absentee ballots are due by close of business on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Candidates for NEASO office must be nominated by an active member and the nomination form must be returned to the NEASO Office by close of business on Friday, October 16, 2015.
The nominator and nominee are solely responsible for the completion and accuracy of the nomination form.
You may nominate a NEASO member for the elected office by electronic mail. The following rules apply to electronic mail nominations:
1) The nomination must be sent from the nominator’s work e-mail address (i.e. from the nominator’s NEA, NEA Member Benefits Corporation, or NEA Healthy Futures e-mail) and state the name of the nominee and the elected office for which he or she is being nominated for or include the completed official nomination form as an attachment;
2) The nominee must accept the nomination from his/her work e-mail address;
3) The nominator and nominee must e-mail Jean Mondejar, NEASO Office Manager, at email@example.com with the nomination/acceptance of the nomination; and,
All nominations to include the acceptance thereof are due by close of business on Friday, October 16, 2015. Nominees have until Friday, October 23, 2015 to withdraw from the ballot once nominated.
To be eligible for candidacy, a nominee must be a NEASO member in good standing from the appropriate bargaining unit. In addition, Officers and Directors may serve up to two consecutive full terms, or a combination of consecutive full and partial terms not to exceed 5 years, before a two year break in service is required to be nominated to serve again the same capacity.
Nominees for union office may not have been convicted or have served any part of a prison term resulting from a conviction of robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, violation of narcotics laws, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, assault which inflicts grievous bodily injury, or a violation of the LMRDA Title II or III, including any felony involving abuse or misuse of such person’s position of employment in a labor organization or employees’ benefit plan to seek or obtain an illegal gain, or conspiracy to commit any such crimes or attempt to commit any such crimes during the previous thirteen years, according to the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, Title V, section 504.
Download: NEASO Officer and Director Nomination Form.pdf