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Notice of MEA Officer Election

It is time once again for Officer elections at MEA. Officer positions are President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Article V of MEA’s Bylaws details the rules that govern our Union’s elections. Those rules call for the announcement of procedures to be used to nominate Officer candidates.

In order to qualify as a candidate for MEA President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary, you must be a MEA member for the last 12 months and have completed either 1) two full terms on the Board of Directors or 2) one full term on the Board of Directors as well as one full term as a member of the Negotiating Team.

If you qualify and would like to run for office, please stop by or contact MEA at 619.264.6632 and we will send you a nominating petition.

Candidates for an Officer position may be nominated by having at least ten MEA members sign their nominating petition. All petitions must be received by MEA prior to the start of the September Board of Directors meeting which will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Completed petitions can be hand delivered to MEA’s office (9620 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 203 in Kearny Mesa) or sent via U.S. Mail. A MEA staff member will contact you to confirm receipt of your petition. If you do not receive a phone call, it is your responsibility to follow up with MEA. No late petitions will be accepted.

All candidates will be notified by the Election Committee as to the status of their application prior to ballots being prepared.

At the October 2016 Board of Directors meeting, the Election Committee will report to the Board regarding the eligibility of all applications. At this meeting, candidates will be given the opportunity to address the Board of Directors as well.

If you meet the criteria and would like to serve as an MEA Officer, please contact the MEA office for a nominating petition.