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Candidates Set for 2020 ARRL Division Elections

08/25/2020

The candidates for the 2020 ARRL Division Elections are now official. ARRL members will choose between two candidates for Director in the Dakota and Great Lakes Divisions in this year’s election cycle, and from among three candidates for Vice Director in the Great Lakes Division and between two candidates in the Midwest Division. In the Atlantic and Delta Divisions, incumbents are unopposed for both Director and Vice Director. In the Dakota Division, the sitting Vice Director is running unopposed, while in the Midwest Division, the current Vice Director is the only candidate for Director. 

Declared Elected without Opposition 

  • In the Atlantic Division, Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM, who has held the seat since 2015, and Vice Director Bob Famiglio, K3RF, elected to a 3-year term (2015 – 2018) and then appointed in 2019 to fill a vacancy when the incumbent stepped down.
  • In the Dakota Division, Vice Director Lynn Nelson, W0ND, in office since 2018.
  • In the Delta Division, Director David Norris, K5UZ, who’s served in that office since 2012, and Vice Director Ed Hudgens, WB4RHQ, appointed in 2013.
  • In the Midwest Division, current Vice Director Art Zygielbaum, K0AIZ, will become the new Director in January, succeeding incumbent Rod Blocksome, K0DAS, who is not seeking a new term. Zygielbaum has been Vice Director since 2014.

Contested Seats

  • In the Dakota Division, incumbent Director Matt Holden, K0BBC, in office since 2018, is being challenged by Vernon “Bill” Lippert, AC0W.
  • In the Great Lakes Division, incumbent Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, who has held the seat since 2014, will face off against Michael Kalter, W8CI, who is treasurer of the Dayton Amateur Radio Association.
  • In the Great Lakes Division, members will choose from among three candidates to succeed incumbent Vice Director Thomas Delaney, W8WTD, who is not running for another term. They are current Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY; Jim Hessler, K8JH, who is vice president of the Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association, and Frank Piper, KI8GW, Yonally’s predecessor as Ohio Section Manager.
  • In the Midwest Division, members will choose between Dave Propper, K2DP, a current Assistant Director, and Lloyd Colston, KC5FM, a past Oklahoma Section Manager to fill the Vice Director’s chair that Zygielbaum is vacating.

Balloting for contested seats will take place this fall. Votes will be counted, and successful candidates announced, in November. 


Unopposed for Re-Election

Tom

 

Abernethy

 

W3TOM

 

Atlantic

 

Director

 

Bob

 

Famiglio

 

K3RF

 

Atlantic

 

Vice Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn

 

Nelson

 

W0ND

 

Dakota

 

Vice Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David

 

Norris

 

K5UZ

 

Delta

 

Director

 

Ed

 

Hudgens

 

WB4RHQ

 

Delta

 

Vice Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

 

Zygielbaum

 

K0AIZ

 

Midwest

 

Director

 

 Candidates Running in the 2020 Division Elections 

Matt

 

Holden

 

K0BBC

 

Dakota

 

Director

 

Vernon “Bill”

 

Lippert

 

AC0W

 

Dakota

 

Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale

 

Williams

 

WA8EFK

 

Great Lakes

 

Director

 

Michael

 

Kalter

 

W8CI

 

Great Lakes

 

Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott

 

Yonally

 

N8SY

 

Great Lakes

 

Vice Director

 

Jim

 

Hessler

 

K8JH

 

Great Lakes

 

Vice Director

 

Frank

 

Piper

 

KI8GW

 

Great Lakes

 

Vice Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave

 

Propper

 

K2DP

 

Midwest

 

Vice Director

 

Lloyd

 

Colston

 

KC5FM

 

Midwest

 

Vice Director

 

 

 

 

 



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