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Two New ARRL Section Managers Will Take Office on April 1

02/25/2015

Wyoming and Kentucky will be getting new ARRL Section Managers on April 1, while incumbents in several other sections have been re-elected for new terms. Ballots in contested elections in the winter Section Manager election cycle were counted on February 24 at ARRL Headquarters; some candidates ran unopposed.

In Wyoming, challenger Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, of Cheyenne, will be the new Section Manager. He received 125 votes to 108 votes for incumbent Wyoming SM Garth Crowe, WY7GC, of Gillette. Crowe has served as SM since January 2009.

A ham since 1973, Mitchell is an active ARRL Volunteer Examiner who enjoys exploring and operating new modes, attending hamfests, making new friends, contesting casually, and chasing DX. He currently serves as secretary of ShyWY Amateur Radio Club.

The Kentucky Section also will have a new Section Manager starting in April. Alan Morgan, KY1O, of Paris was the only nominee for the position. An ARRL Life Member for more than 30 years, Morgan has held several leadership posts, including District Emergency Coordinator, Emergency Coordinator and net manager and has served as an ARRL-affiliated club president. Outgoing SM Jim Brooks, KY4Z, decided not to run for another term of office after being at the helm in Kentucky since 2007.

In contested races two incumbent SMs prevailed over their challengers. In Arizona, Robert Spencer, KE8DM, of Yuma, outpolled Steven Wood, W1SR, of Tucson, 775 to 464. In Iowa Section Manager Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone also was re-elected, defeating challenger Scott Kirstein, N0OOD, of Ankey 402 to 127. Spencer and McCaffrey both have served since 2013 and will be starting their second terms in April.

Several other incumbent Section Managers faced no opposition in this election cycle and have been declared re-elected. They are Dale Temple, W5RXU (Arkansas); Malcolm Keown, W5XX (Mississippi); George Forsyth, AA7GS (Montana); Chris Brewer, N5GMJ (North Texas), and Carl Gardenias, WU6D (Orange).

 

 



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