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2015 Board of Governor Election results



Voting members of the American Numismatic Association have chosen three new candidates and six incumbents to the ANA Board of Governors for the 2015-17 election term.

New members Steve Ellsworth, Donald Kagin and Paul Montgomery will join Walter Ostromecki, Greg Lyon, Ralph Ross and Tom Mulvaney on the Board of Governors along with President-elect Jeff Garrett and Vice President-elect Gary Adkins. Both Garrett and Adkins ran unopposed. In accordance with ANA bylaws, ballots for uncontested offices are not tabulated. Only the first vote is counted in both of those races.


For President

Votes

Jeff Garrett

Lexington, Kentucky

1



For Vice President

Votes

Gary Adkins

Minneapolis, Minnesota

1



Successful Candidates for Governor

Votes

Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret.

Clifton, Virginia

3,705

Dr. Donald H. Kagin

Tiburon, California

3,451

Walter Ostromecki Jr.

Encino, California

3,319

Dr. Ralph Ross

Sugar Land, Texas

3,222

Greg Lyon

St. Louis, Missouri

2,982

Thomas A. Mulvaney

Lexington, Kentucky

2,746

Paul Montgomery

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2,407



Unsuccessful Candidates for Governor

Votes

Brian Hendelson

Bridgewater, New Jersey

2,221

Christopher Marchase

Colorado Springs, Colorado

2,006

Oded Paz

Arco, Idaho

1,950

Richard Jozefiak

Madison, Alabama

1,872

Steve D'Ippolito

Peyton, Colorado

1,844


In the event that any of the new board members cannot serve, the next-highest vote-getter will fill that seat for the rest of the two-year term.

The new board members will be sworn-in at the annual ANA Banquet on Friday, Aug. 14, at the World's Fair of Money in Rosemont, Ill. Garrett will become the Association's 59th president, succeeding current President Ostromecki.

Kagin returns to the board after previously serving on the Board of Governors from 2003-07.

Current board members Laura Sperber, Jeff Swindling and Scott Rottinghaus did not seek re-election.

ANA members had the option to vote by either electronic or paper ballot. Out of 5,424 total votes, 4,951 were cast by paper ballot while another 473 members voted electronically. Twenty ballots were declared invalid, reducing the total vote count to 5,404.

Members who voted electronically were asked to rate the online voting system. Of the 428 members responding to the survey, 96.7 percent ranked their online voting experience with a rating of “satisfied” or “very satisfied.”

This is the second ANA election to utilize online voting. In 2013, out of 5,542 total votes, 5,037 were cast by paper ballot while another 505 members voted electronically. Comparatively, there were 5,850 ballots returned in the 2011 election. The 2009 election saw 8,479 ballots returned. In those elections, one ballot was mailed to every Association member who was eligible to vote. In the 2013 election, members had the option to sign-up for electronic voting; members who did not sign up for electronic voting were sent a paper ballot.

Overall, 20,343 ANA members were eligible to vote in this election; 26.66 percent of eligible voters participated. To be eligible to vote, members have to be at least 13 years old and a member of the Association for at least one year as of March 31 of the election year.

The election was conducted and tabulated by Survey & Ballot Systems of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Results of the election were announced via an online broadcast on the ANA's YouTube page and on Money.org.

The American Numismatic Association is a congressionally chartered nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,500 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or go to www.money.org.

Below are links to the archive of candidate statements for the 2015 Board of Governor Elections. 

Get to know the candidates for the 2015 Election

ANA bylaws require each candidate for office to furnish a biographical sketch and platform, not exceeding 350 words in length, for publication in The Numismatist. Those appear in the June issue of the magazine, as well as below. 

ANA Candidate Forum

Candidates for the Board of Governors gathered at the National Money Show in March of 2015 to present their election platforms and to answer questions. 
Jeff Garrett

Candidate for President

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Brian Hendelson

Candidate for Governor

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Christopher Marchase

Candidate for Governor

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Oded Paz

Candidate for Governor

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Gary Adkins

Candidate for Vice President

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Richard Jozefiak

Candidate for Governor

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Paul Montgomery

Candidate for Governor

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Ralph Ross

Candidate for Governor

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Steve D'Ippolito

Candidate for Governor

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Dr. Donald H. Kagin

Candidate for Governor

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Tom Mulvaney

Candidate for Governor

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Col. Steve Ellsworth, ret.

Candidate for Governor

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Greg Lyon

Candidate for Governor

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Walter Ostromecki Jr.

Candidate for Governor

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit, educational organization and is recognized under the Internal Revenue Service Code as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization.  It is governed by a nine-member Board, which includes a president, vice president, and seven governors at large.  The ANA's federal charter, granted in perpetuity by the United States Congress, rests control of the Association in the hands of this Board.

In 2015 the terms of all nine officers will expire. Those elected will be installed at the ANA's 124th Anniversary Convention in Chicago, IL, August 14, 2015 and will compose the Board of Governors for the next two years.

ANA members with voting privileges can nominate candidates for the ANA Board of Governors.  Nominations must be in writing and received by the Executive Director no earlier than December 1, 2014, and no later than March 1, 2015.

Individual members 13 years of age or older as of March 31 of an election year and who have been members of the Association for at least one year as of that date shall be entitled to vote in any Association election. ANA-member clubs are entitled to one vote.

ELIGIBILITY TO HOLD OFFICE

Members 18 years of age or older as of March 31 of the election year and who have been a member of the Association for at least three consecutive years as of that date shall be eligible to hold elected office.

In order to be a candidate for office, a member must receive at least 25 nominations from member clubs in good standing and/or individual members in good standing. No member may nominate himself or herself or nominate a number of candidates for any office in excess of the number to be elected to an office. This means each individual member or club is allowed to nominate one person for president, one for vice president and seven for governor.

ELECTION ADVERTISING

Election advertising will be accepted for the March, April, May and June 2015 issues of The Numismatist.  In accordance with ANA bylaws, campaign advertising must include the full name and ANA member number of the sponsoring individual (whether that is you or another ANA member).  If the sponsor is a committee or organization, the advertisement must include the name, address and member number of its chairman or principal representative. (This requirement applies to election advertising in all numismatic publications.)
Advertising copy, as well as all photographs, artwork or electronic files for The Numismatist, is due the 20th of the month, two months preceding the cover date of the desired issue. The ANA Publications Department can design and produce your ad for The Numismatist at no charge. 
For ad specifications and prices, contact Sales Manager David Truesdell at 719-482-9847, e-mail truesdell@money.org.



CLUB MAILING LABELS

If you would like to reach or otherwise contact the ANA’s member clubs (approximately 450), you can purchase club mailing labels for $100 (one-time use).  Labels will not be sent until payment is received.  Please make checks payable to the American Numismatic Association.

CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS

In accordance with ANA bylaws, each candidate for ANA office must furnish a biographical sketch and platform, not exceeding 350 words in length, for publication in The Numismatist. The biography should include the candidate's record of service to the Association and to numismatics in general. This material will be published in the June 2015 issue of The Numismatist and will be enclosed with ballots mailed to all voting members. 
All biographical information and platforms must be typed using upper-and lower-case characters and submitted via e-mail to election@money.org or mailed on CD (accompanied by a letter-quality printout) to the Executive Director at 818 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Copy submitted by fax cannot be accepted. Please submit a professional-quality, color portrait no smaller than 4 x 5 inches (300 dpi). All material must be accompanied by the candidate's member number and name (as he or she wishes it to be printed), as well as his or her address, telephone number and e-mail address (not for publication).
Any submission that is more than 350 words in length will be edited by deleting text from the end of the document. Candidates will not receive a proof copy prior to publication. Deadline for receipt of these materials is March 31, 2015. Only those biographies, platforms and photographs received by this date will be published in The Numismatist and sent with the official ANA ballot.

Nominee Outline


ELECTION YEAR: 2015
CONVENTION: Chicago – 124th Anniversary Convention
CONVENTION DATES: August 11-15, 2015

The individual nominee assumes all responsibility for meeting the deadlines noted below.  The ANA assumes no responsibility and will not notify nominees of approaching deadlines.


Download the Nominee Outline as a PDF
November 2014
“Call tor Nominations” in November 2014 through February 2015 issues of The Numismatist.

December 1, 2014
Only nominations submitted in writing to the Executive Director received no earlier than December 1, 2014, and no later than by March 1, 2015, will be accepted. Nominations received prior to December 1 and after March 1 will be deemed invalid.

An individual wishing to be nominated must ensure that he/she has the required 25 nominations from any combination of member clubs in good standing or individual members in good standing.

As individuals attain "nominated" status, the Executive Director will send a “Notice of Nomination" by certified mail, return receipt requested. 

March 31, 2015 Written notice of acceptance or declination of nomination, along with a photograph and biography/ platform of the nominee (not to exceed 350 words) must be received by March 31, 2015.  If these items are not received, the photograph, biography and platform will not be published in The Numismatist.  
June 1, 2015Official election ballots will be sent by the independent auditing firm on or before June 1, 2015, to all members entitled to vote.  Included is a self-addressed, return envelope, and candidate biographies/platforms.
July 1, 2015Completed ballots must be received by the independent auditing firm on or before July 1, 2015. Ballots received after this date will not be counted. 
July 15, 2015The independent auditing firm must deliver a report of votes cast for each candidate to the President and Executive Director no later than July 15, 2015.
July 16 - Aug 1, 2015At least 10 days prior to the opening day of the anniversary convention, the Executive Director, by written and/or electronic communications, shall announce to all candidates and to members of the numismatic media who customarily receive announcements from the Association the number of votes obtained by each candidate for each office.