11.16.20 Nominees for Fall 2020 UAOSU Election
We are writing to announce the candidates for our inaugural union elections. This is an important step of building our union! You can find out more about the roles of union officers and our elections process in our Constitution and Bylaws. To become a certified candidate nominees needed to meet all nomination requirements listed here.
|Union Wide Officers||Candidates|
|Executive Vice President||Kelly McElroy|
|Chair of the Grievance & Contract Administration Committee||Louisa Hooven|
|Chair of the Organizing & Membership Committee||Steve Shay|
|Chair of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion||Aurora Sherman|
|Constituency Specific Vice Presidents|
|Vice President for Tenure-Track Faculty Affairs||Marisa Chappell|
|Vice President for Non-Tenure-Track Instructional Faculty Affairs||no candidates filed|
|Vice President for Non-Tenure-Track Research Faculty Affairs||Bill Thomas|
|Vice President for Faculty at Non-Corvallis Locations #1||no candidates filed|
|Vice President for Faculty at Non-Corvallis Locations #2||no candidates filed|
|Agriculture (10 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Business (2 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences (3 seats)||Jenna Tilt|
|Education (2 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Engineering (5 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Forestry (2 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Liberal Arts (7 seats)||Lori Cramer|
|Pharmacy (1 seat)||no candidates filed|
|Public Health & Human Sciences (4 seats)||Laurel Kincl|
|Science (4 seats)||no candidates filed|
|Vet Medicine (1 seat)||no candidates filed|
|At Large (4 seats)||no candidates filed|
You can read the candidate statement from each of the nominees at uaosu.org/fall2020candidates.
Ballots – DUE DECEMBER 8th!
Ballots are being sent via US mail to the mailing address on file for each member this week. In order to ensure timely receipt of your UAOSU ballot you must have been a member in good standing by Sunday November 8, 2020 at 11:59pm.
Just like Oregon elections for public offices, you need to fill out your ballot completely, place it in the secrecy envelope, put that into the return envelope provided, and return your ballot via US mail. We urge you to fill out your ballot and return it promptly to make sure it arrives by Tuesday December 8, 2020 at 11:59pm. Our committee will count the ballots once the balloting period closes and announce the results by December 11.
Following the process laid out in our Constitution & Bylaws, our election will use approval voting. Approval voting allows members to cast their votes for each candidate that they approve of to hold office. When ballots are tallied, the candidate with the greatest approval of their colleagues wins the seat.Candidates running unopposed must receive approval from at least 50% of the members voting to win their seat.
Elected officers and representatives will assume office in early January 2021.
If you have more questions about the elections process please contact the UAOSU elections committee directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your UAOSU Elections Committee