The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the Slate of Candidates for the 2008 Society election. Petition candidates have until December 1st to file completed petitions for inclusion on the March 1 ballot.
Those wishing to petition for a position on the ballot should notify the Nominations & Elections Committee Chair by sending an email to ASSE’s Nominations & Elections Committee Staff Liaison, Terry Wilkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org). The email should specify the office for which they are petitioning. The petition process is outlined in the ASSE Bylaws and Society Operations Guide:
Sec. 4: (PETITION INFORMATION) Society members may submit nominations for Society offices by petition, the form and procedures for which shall be determined by the Nominations and Elections Committee Procedures.
As outlined in Bylaws Article VII, Section 4, and Section 6.31, Article IX of the Society Operations Guide, Petition candidates must meet all qualifications for the office they seek, plus provide a petition with a specific number of signatures as follows:
(A) For Senior Vice President, Vice President - Finance and Council Vice Presidents, signatures of two percent of the Society's membership as of July 1 of the current Society fiscal year comprised of signatures from at least five Regions with no more than 15% of the total required from any one Region and no more than 25% of the Region's allowable total from one Chapter. (The specific number of signatures required for an individual petitioning to run for these offices in the 2008 election is 630 signatures with no more than 94 from any one Region, and no more than 23 from any one Chapter).
(B) For Regional Vice President, five percent of resident members of the Region, with no more than 15 percent from any one Chapter.
(C) For Area Director, five percent of signatures of resident members of the Area.
(D) Names of nominees submitted in accordance with this section and meeting the requirements of these Bylaws shall be included on the official ballot. Petitions will be validated by the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair and the Society Secretary. All nominees must be Professional Members.
For individuals petitioning to run for the offices of Senior Vice President, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of Practices & Standards, the following numbers of signatures are required.
630 signatures with no more than 94 from any one Region,
and no more than 23 from any one Chapter.
For Regional Vice Presidents and Area Directors, the number of signatures required varies by Region as follows:
|Region/Area||Total # Required||Max. Per Chapter|
|Region II Vice President||124||19|
|Area A - Area Director||64||N/A|
|Region IV Vice President||175||26|
|Mississippi/Alabama Area Director||23||N/A|
|North Florida/Georgia Area Director||62||N/A|
|Region VI Vice President||132||20|
|Region VIII Vice President||264||40|
|Empire State Area Director||22||N/A|
|New England Area Director||68||N/A|
|NOTE: Only even-numbered Regions hold elections in 2008. Odd-numbered Regions will hold elections in 2009.|
The succession of candidates from Senior Vice President to President-Elect to President is automatic. Therefore, Mr. Brown and Mr. Patton will not appear on the actual ballot.
President: Warren K. Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM
President-Elect: C. Christopher Patton, CSP
Senior Vice President:
Vice President - Finance:
Vice President - Practices & Standards:
Regional Vice President: James G. Gallup, P.E., CSP (unopposed)
Area Director: Harold L. Gribow, MS, CSP, ARM, ALCM (unopposed)
Regional Vice President:
Mississippi/Alabama Area Director: R. Steven Willis, CSP (unopposed)
North Florida/Georgia Area Director: Pamela B. Perrich, CSP (unopposed)
Regional Vice President: James H. Morriss, III (unopposed)
Regional Vice President:
Empire State Area Director: Arthur J. Dube (unopposed)
New England Area Director: No Candidate