ARRL Spring Section Manager Election Results
Montana, Arizona and Iowa will be getting new Section Managers beginning April 1. In the only contested race this election cycle, George Forsyth, AA7GS, of Great Falls, beat out incumbent ARRL Montana Section Manager Doug Dunn, K7YD, of Livingston. Forsyth received 199 votes, while Dunn received 175 votes; Dunn has served 10 years as Section Manager. Forsyth -- an ARRL Life Member and ARRL Volunteer Examiner -- has been licensed for more than 28 years. He has served as the president and a board member of the Great Falls Area Amateur Radio Club and as a director of the Glacier Waterton International Hamfest. Ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, February 19.
Only one candidate was nominated for Section Manager in the Arizona and Iowa Sections. Robert Spencer, KE8DM, of Yuma, will take over from ARRL Arizona Section Manager Tom Fagan, K7DF, of Tucson, who has been in office since 2005. Fagan decided not to run for another term of office. Robert McCaffrey, K0CY, of Boone, will succeed ARRL Iowa Section Manager Tom Brehmer, N0LOH, of Muscatine, who also decided not to run for another term of office. Brehmer has been Section Manager since 2009.
The following incumbent ARRL Section Managers did not face opposition and were declared elected for their next two-year terms of office beginning April 1: Dale Temple, W5RXU, Arkansas; Jim Brooks, KY4Z, Kentucky; Malcolm Keown, W5XX, Mississippi; Walt Mayfield, KE5SOO, North Texas; Carl Gardenias, WU6D, Orange, and Garth Crowe, N7XKT, Wyoming.