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Elections

National PTA elections are held at our annual convention. The next elections will be in Columbus, Ohio, June 20-23, 2019.

Eight Board of Directors Member Representatives are elected each year, and either two or three members of the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) are elected each year based on a cycle defined in the National PTA Bylaws.

For more info, go to PTA.org/Governance. For a description of leadership responsibilities, please review the Governance Policy Manual.

To learn about our election process and bylaws and policies, read the National PTA Bylaws.


Slate of Candidates

The 2019 Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) is proud to announce the 2019 Slate of Candidates.

2019 Slated Board Officer Candidates (2019-2021 Term)

President-Elect—Anna King (Oklahoma)
Secretary/Treasurer—Heather Gillette (Washington)
Vice President of Advocacy—Yvonne Johnson (Delaware)
Vice President of Membership—Alison Turner (Nevada)

2019 Slated Board Member Candidates (2019-2021 Term)

Rose Acerra (New Jersey)
Amy Arness (North Dakota)
Candy Jo Bracken (Alaska)
Jude Bruno (Florida)
Erik Champy (Massachusetts)
Lisa Mack (Ohio)
Collin Robinson (Oregon)
Tony Shivers (Virginia)

2019 Slated NLRC Candidates (2019-2022 Term)

Dianna MacDonald (California)
Bonnie Russell (New York)
Etta Taylor (Oklahoma)

Candidates are selected by the Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (NLRC) based on their competencies as demonstrated in their Letter of Interest application, interview and reference feedback. The NLRC developed Competencies and Criteria for National PTA Board and NLRC members based on a needs assessment and leadership feedback

Questions for NLRC? Email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org or call (703) 518-1251.


Call for Self-Nominations

The acceptance window of applications for self-nominations is now closed.

The following positions will be elected at the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo:

  • President-Elect, National PTA (2-year term) *
  • Secretary-Treasurer, National PTA (2-year term) *
  • Vice-President of Advocacy, National PTA (2-year term) *
  • Vice-President of Membership, National PTA (2-year term) *
  • Member Representative, National PTA Board of Directors (8 positions open, 2-year term) **
  • Member, Nominating and Leadership Recruitment Committee (3 positions open, 3-year term) ***

* Self-nominees for officer positions must have served on the National PTA Board of Directors for at least one full term to be eligible. A current state constituent association president may not serve simultaneously as an officer of National PTA, but may retain the state presidency until the time at which they are elected as a National PTA officer.

** National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. Therefore, no PTA member from Europe, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas or West Virginia is eligible to run for this position in 2019.

*** National PTA Bylaws do not allow two members from the same state to hold this position. Therefore, no PTA member from Florida, Georgia, New Mexico or Virginia is eligible to run for this position in 2019.

For more info about elections and campaigning, contact the Elections Committee.

Committee Letters of Intent

Applications for standing committee members are now closed. The incoming National PTA president will make the final appointments, pending board approval. 

Questions?


If you have any questions, please email LeadershipRecruitment@pta.org and someone will get back to you.