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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB029 (2009)

ARLB029 ARRL Section Manager Election Results

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 29  ARLB029
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 19, 2009
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB029 ARRL Section Manager Election Results

Of the nine Sections holding Section Manager elections this month,
three will be getting new Section Managers: Los Angeles, South Texas
and Georgia. The Sacramento Valley, Eastern Washington, Colorado,
Western Washington, West Virginia and San Francisco Sections will
keep their incumbent Section Managers. The new terms of office start
October 1, 2009. Ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on
Tuesday, August 18.

In Los Angeles, David Greenhut, N6HD, of Woodland Hills, was elected
as the new Section Manager with 838 votes. He defeated incumbent
Phineas Icenbice, W6BF, who received 149 votes. Icenbice has been
the Los Angeles Section Manager for 11 straight terms of office
since October 1, 1987. Greenhut, a licensed radio amateur for 35
years, has a strong interest in ARES and emergency communications;
he has served as the District Emergency Coordinator for the
Northwest District of the Los Angeles County since 2006

With 647 votes, Lee H. Cooper, W6LHC, of Leander, was elected
Section Manager of the South Texas Section. Challengers Lou Everett,
Sr, WA5LOU, of Kennard, received 601 votes and Gary Tangrady, K5GST,
of San Antonio, received 142 votes. Cooper, presently the South
Texas Section Public Information Coordinator, is active in emergency
communications, representing ARES on the newly formed State
Communications Coordination Group. He was also the Travis County
Emergency Coordinator from 2000-2004. Cooper will be taking on the
Section Manager's role from Ray Taylor, N5NAV, of San Antonio.
Section Manager since 1997, Taylor decided not to run for another
term of office.

Georgia will be getting a new Section Manager starting on October 1.
Eugene "Gene" Clark, W4AYK, of Albany, will be stepping into the
Section Manger's position. He will be taking over from Susan
Swiderski, AF4FO, who has been Section Manager since 2002.
Swiderski, the co-recipient of this year's Joe Knight Distinguished
Service Award, decided not to run for another term of office. Clark
has been the Georgia Section Emergency Coordinator for the last year
and was a District Emergency Coordinator prior to that appointment.

The following incumbent ARRL Section Managers did not face
opposition and were declared elected for their next two year terms
of office beginning October 1, 2009: Ron Murdock, W6KJ, Sacramento
Valley; Mark Tharp, KB7HDX, Eastern Washington; Jeff Ryan, K0RM,
Colorado; Jim Pace, K7CEX, Western Washington; Ann Rinehart, KA8ZGY,
West Virginia; and Bill Hillendahl, KH6GJV, San Francisco.


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