2014 annual election results
(May 20, 2014) — PCC's 2014 annual election began on April 29 and ended May 15. The ballots were counted at a public meeting on Monday, May 19.
Board chair Maggie Lucas notes, “On behalf of the board, thank you to all the many people who participated in our recent election. This is such an important part of how our co op is governed. Special thanks to the Nominating Committee for their crucial work, to the staff who worked so hard to administer the election and get out the vote, and to all the members who participated by voting in near record numbers. It is exciting to see our cooperative principles in action.”
Incumbents Carol Binder, Julianne Lamsek and Bruce Williams were re-elected. See complete election results below.
|Board of Trustees
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|* The top three candidates are elected to three-year terms on PCC's Board of Trustees.|
|Julianne Lamsek*||1,973* votes|
|Bruce Williams*||1,924* votes|
|Carol Binder*||1,860* votes|
|Betsy Lieberman||1,565 votes|
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|All five candidates are elected to one-year terms on the 2014-2015 PCC Nominating Committee|
|Sara Walsh||2,267 votes|
|Julie Tempest||2,104 votes|
|Karen Gaudette Brewer||2,083 votes|
|Leanne Skooglund Hofford||2,083 votes|
|Janet Hietter||2,027 votes|
Quorum required for board election is 3 percent of active membership.
Total valid ballots cast: 2,556 (4.88 percent of 52,374 active members)
Thank you for your vote!
About PCC's annual election
A nine-member board of trustees directs PCC. Trustees serve three-year terms. There are three open trustee positions each year. An election is held each May to fill those positions.
The membership also selects a nominating committee in the annual election, choosing up to six members who serve for one year. The nominating committee recruits, screens and presents a slate of candidates to the membership for consideration in each annual election. The bylaws also provide a mechanism for candidates to be nominated by petition.
All active members may vote in all PCC elections. In addition to the annual elections, members may also vote on member initiatives or amendments to the articles or bylaws.
Quorums for all elections are set forth in PCC's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, Section V, Paragraph 4.
If you have questions about the PCC elections, please contact Janice Parker at 206-547-1222, ext. 126, or e-mail: