Announcement of 2020 Preliminary Election Slate and Announcement of Petition Process

March 20, 2019

To:   NASW Washington State Chapter Members

RE: Announcement of 2020 Preliminary Election Slate and Announcement of Petition Process

Saturday, March 9, 2018, the 2020 preliminary election slate was reviewed by the Chapter Board of Directors.  The Directors approved the preliminary slate.  The 2020 preliminary slate has elections for state wide officers and regional representatives for the Chapter Board of Directors.

In accordance with the NLIC guidelines and procedures, the Chapter membership is required to be notified of the 2020 preliminary election slate.  Also, the membership is required to be informed of the petition process that allows a member who was nominated but not slated to be added to the final ballot.

The Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the candidacy of the following members for the positions indicated. 

The 2020 election slate is as follows: 

Statewide Positions (Board of Directors)    Candidate Term
     
Vice President of Budget and
Finance
Brigitte Folz July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2021
Eastern Washington
Geographical Region Rep.
Deisy Haid July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2021
Western Washington
Geographical Region Rep.
Cyndy Stevenson July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2021
MSW Student Rep Michelle Montero July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2021
  Samantha Powers  
BSW Student Rep Gerald Margil July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2021
     
NLIC Committee Candidate Term
  Naomi Crook July 1, 2019 –
June 30, 2020
  Susie Ryan-Coy

In accordance with Chapter NLIC guidelines and policies, a member who was nominated but not slated is allowed to petition to be slated on the final ballot of a statewide position or slated to be on the final ballot of the region position in which he or she resides.  The positions that can be petitioned are noted below:

Statewide Positions    Term                                   
   
Vice President of Budget and Finance July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Eastern Washington Geographical Region Rep. July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Western Washington Geographical Region Rep. July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021
MSW Student Rep July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
BSW Student Rep July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
NLIC Committee July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020

Members who were nominated but not slated wishing to have their names added to the ballot by petition have 21 days from the date of this email notice (March 20, 2019) to submit a petition.  The petition period will end close of business (5:00PM on April 10, 2019).  The petitions must be received in the office by 5:00 PM on April 10, 2019.  To be successful, a petition for a position elected by the membership statewide must include the signature and the printed legal name of 105 membersof the 2091 members, 5% of the total Chapter membership as of April 10, 2019, the most recent update of the Chapter membership database by the national office.  To be successful, a petition for a position elected by the membership regionally must include the signature and the printed legal name of 175 membersof the 1749 Western Washington Region members or 34 of the 342 Eastern Washington Region members, 10% of the regional Chapter membership as of April 10, 2019, the most recent update of the Chapter membership database by the national office.  To have your name added to the final ballot you must be an NASW Chapter member.  The signatures on the petition have to be signatures of members of NASW Washington State Chapter.  All membership information, for candidates and petition signers, will be verified by the Chapter office to the NASW National membership database as of March 20, 2019.  Any candidate who is not a member or any signature on a petition from a non-member will invalidate the petition request to have a candidate added to the final ballot. 

Official petition forms are available from the Chapter office and questions about the petition may be addressed to Lindsey McIntyre, Chairperson of the NLIC care of dfergusson.naswwa@socialworkers.org or call (206) 706-7084Please put “Election Petition” in the subject line of the email.

Please join me in congratulating the Chapter NLIC Committee for a job well done and the identified candidates to date wishing to serve the Chapter.

Taylene Watson, ACSW, LICSW

Executive Director

NASW Washington State Chapter                    

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