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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB015 (2020)

ARLB015 Spring 2020 Section Manager Election Results Announced

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 15  ARLB015
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB015 Spring 2020 Section Manager Election Results Announced

Three incumbent ARRL Section Managers were returned to office, while
one challenger outpolled an incumbent Section Manager (SM) in
contested elections this spring. Section Manager ballots were
counted on Monday, June 1, at ARRL Headquarters. Three other
incumbent Section Managers were unopposed and will continue with new
terms of office, while one candidate was declared elected as the
only nominee for the volunteer position.

In Illinois, incumbent SM Ron Morgan, AD9I, edged out a win over two
challengers. Morgan received 605 votes, while Thomas Beebe, W9RY,
garnered 600 votes, and Scott DeSantis, KB9VRW, of Crystal Lake,
picked up 288 votes. Morgan, of East Peoria, has been Illinois
Section Manager since February 2017.

In Maine, challenger Robert Gould, N1WJO, of Casco, topped incumbent
SM Bill Crowley, K1NIT, of Farmingdale, 196 votes to 179 votes.
Crowley has served as Maine's Section Manager since 2014.

In Indiana, incumbent SM Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, was re-elected with
515 votes to 384 for his challenger Brian Jenks, W9BGJ, of Fort
Wayne. Merry, of Ellettsville, has been Section Manager since July

In Oregon, David Kidd, KA7OZO, was re-elected over challenger Kevin
Fox, KU0L, of Damascus, 728 votes to 386 votes. Kidd, of Oregon
City, has been Section Manager since 2018.

Bill Ashby, AA6FC, of San Jose, California, was the only nominee for
the Santa Clara Valley Section Manager position. He will succeed
Brandon Bianchi, NI6C, who decided not to run for a new term after
serving since 2012.

Several sitting Section Managers were the only nominees in their
respective sections and were declared re-elected. Kevin Bess, KK4BFN
(Northern Florida); Paul Gayet, AA1SU (Vermont), and Patrick
Moretti, KA1RB (Wisconsin).

All new terms of office begin on July 1.


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