2022 MSCA Officers Election

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Below is general ballot-count information for the 2022 MSCA Officers Election. Details (including write-in vote information for the Office of President, Office of Vice President, Office of Secretary, and Office of Treasurer) can be viewed in the Survey and Ballot Systems election report.

Office of President (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 8, 2022)

  • Christopher J. O’Donnell — 347
  • Maria Hegbloom — 646
  • Write-in (other than above) — 3
    • Kathryn Riel — 1
    • Michael Sormrude — 1
    • Pierre Walker — 1

Office of Vice President (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 7, 2022)

  • Joanna Gonsalves — 557
  • Irina Seceleanu — 418
  • Write-in (other than above) — 1
    • Michael Sormrude — 1

Office of Secretary (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 8, 2022)

  • Aruna Krishnamurthy, Fitchburg State — 439
  • Michelle Corbin, Worcester State University — 511
  • Write-in (other than above) — 1
    • Michael Sormrude — 1

Office of Treasurer

  • Eric Weeks, Bridgewater State University — 910
  • Write-in (other than above) — 11
    • Alex Tarr — 1
    • Alexander Hamilton — 1
    • Eric Bressler — 1
    • Heather Crocker Aulenaback — 1
    • Jonathan Lukens — 1
    • Michael Sormrude — 1
    • Mickey Mouse — 1
    • NA — 1
    • Nathan Angelo — 1
    • Other — 1
    • Robert Donohue — 1

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According to Article IV, Section 2[a] of the MSCA Constitution, November 1, 2021 is the date after which interested parties may secure nomination papers for any MSCA Office. Requests for nomination papers should be submitted to the MSCA Nominations and Elections Supervisor stating the Office to be sought; the MSCA Nominations and Elections Supervisor [Supervisor] is the Chair of the MSCA Elections Committee. This year, the Supervisor is Sarah Mabrouk, Professor of Mathematics at Framingham State University.

Sarah can be contacted at elections@mscaunion.org.

2022 Election Calendar – Approved by the MSCA Board of Directors on June 4, 2021

2022 Election Rules – Approved by the MSCA Board of Directors on June 4, 2021

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Certified Candidates – Presented to the MSCA Board of Directors on February 4, 2022

Office of President (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 8, 2022)

  • Christopher J. O’Donnell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy
  • Maria Hegbloom, Bridgewater State University

Office of Vice President (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 7, 2022)

  • Joanna Gonsalves, Salem State University
  • Irina Seceleanu, Bridgewater State University

Office of Secretary (names listed in ballot-order determined by lottery mandated by MSCA Constitution; lottery held February 8, 2022)

  • Aruna Krishnamurthy, Fitchburg State University
  • Michelle Corbin, Worcester State University

Office of Treasurer

  • Eric Weeks, Bridgewater State University

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Candidate Statements – Approved by certified candidates, February 14, 2022

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Candidate Forums
Below is a list of the MSCA-wide candidate forums with their respective date and time. These forums will be conducted via Zoom and Sarah Pilkenton, Forum Coordinator and Professor of Chemistry and Food Science at Framingham State University, will serve as moderator for each forum.
Note: Members must sign up 48 hours in-advance in order to attend each forum and may submit up to three (3) questions for consideration to be asked during the forum.

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Attendee Rules for Candidate Forums
Attendees are asked to adhere to the following rules during the candidate forums:

  1. Attendees will be required to display their first and last names.
  2. Attendees will be required to mute their microphones unless called upon to speak.
  3. Attendees may not display any MSCA election-related campaign messaging in their video or profile photos.
  4. Rules of decorum will be followed during the forum. Attendees may not use or display foul language, use offensive gestures, etc.

The forum coordinator reserves the right to eject any attendee violating these policies.

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Duties of the MSCA Officers, last revised by the MSCA Board of Directors on November 2, 2007:

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Requesting Nomination Papers:
Per Article IV, Section 2[a] of the MSCA Constitution, “an eligible member shall be required to obtain nomination papers by a request to the MSCA Nominations & Elections Supervisor stating the Office to be sought. The Nominations & Elections Supervisor shall enter the name of the eligible member and the Office to be sought on the nomination papers and deliver them to the eligible member within two weeks. No person shall be a candidate for more than one office.”

Requests for nomination papers shall include the following:
(i) the name of the candidate as it should appear on the ballot,
(ii) the Office to be sought,
(iii) the email address to which a file containing nomination papers should be sent, and
(iv) the MSCA Chapter for which the candidate is a member.

Submitting Nomination Papers:
Per the 2022 MSCA Election Calendar approved by the MSCA Board of Directors on June 4, 2021, candidates must file nomination papers by January 21, 2022, and per Article IV, Section 2[b] of the MSCA Constitution, the signatures must be sent to the Nominations and Elections Supervisor so that they are “received prior to 5:00 PM on this date”. In addition, per Article IV, Section 2[b] of the MSCA Constitution, “in order to be certified as a candidate for Office, an eligible member shall be required to obtain at least forty signatures of members in good standing; no more than fifteen shall be counted from a single Chapter.”

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Information about the 2020 MSCA Officers Election can be accessed on the 2020 MSCA Officers Election page, information about the 2018 MSCA Officers Election can be accessed on the 2018 MSCA Officers Election page, and information about the 2016 MSCA Officers Election can be accessed on the 2016 MSCA Officers Election page.