On the afternoon of Thursday, June 14, 2018, the ballots were tallied for the 2018 Board of Directors election. Judges from GVEA’s Election Committee certified the results, which follows.
District 4: Incumbent Gary Newman was reelected over challengers Frank Eagle and Rob Wall. Of the 6,077 ballots mailed on May 11, 2018, 999 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 16% return. Here’s the breakdown:
- Frank Eagle: 437 votes / 43.7%
- Gary Newman: 442 votes / 44.2%
- Rob Wall: 120 votes / 12%
Of the valid ballots received, 25% were cast electronically.
District 7: Incumbent director Bill Nordmark was reelected over challenger Brad Benson. Of the 1,132 ballots mailed on May 11, 2018, 226 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 20% return. Here’s the breakdown:
- Brad Benson: 96 votes / 42.5%
- Bill Nordmark: 130 votes / 57.5%
Of the valid ballots received, 37% were cast electronically.
GVEA’s bylaws state that a minimum of 10% return of valid ballots of the total membership of each voting district is required.
Next year, board seats representing District 5 and District 6 will be up for election, which are currently held by Chris Bunch and John Sloan, respectively.