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.

nominating committee members
Our 2014 board candidates are shown here while campaigning at the Edmonds PCC on May 10. (l-r) Bruce Williams, Julianne Lamsek, Carol Binder and Betsy Liebermann. Williams, Lamsek and Binder were re-elected to the board.
(l-r) Hadassah Jordan and Emma Spurlock were among those who counted ballots at the May 19 meeting.
(l-r) Hadassah Jordan and Emma Spurlock were among those who counted ballots at the May 19 meeting.

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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Nominating Committee
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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.

Members of the 2013-2014 nominating committee were (l-r) Tom Monahan, Mary Simon, Janet Hietter, John Sheller and Julie Tempest
Members of the 2013-2014 nominating committee were (l-r) Tom Monahan, Mary Simon, Janet Hietter, John Sheller and Julie Tempest

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.

Questions?

If you have questions about the PCC elections, please contact Janice Parker at 206-547-1222, ext. 126, or e-mail:

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