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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB009 (2006)

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ARLB009 Section Manager Election Results

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ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 24, 2006
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB009 Section Manager Election Results

The votes are in, and three ARRL sections will have new Section
Managers starting in July. Ballots were counted May 23 at ARRL
Headquarters in four contested races. Incumbent SMs in four other
sections were re-elected without opposition.

In the Illinois Section, Thomas Ciciora, KA9QPN, topped Ronald
Morgan, KB9NW, 902 to 726 to succeed incumbent Sharon Harlan, N9SH,
who did not run for another term. Ciciora, who resides in the Lake
Holiday community near Sandwich, has been a radio amateur for nearly
25 years and is a veteran emergency management professional.

In the Northern Florida Section, incumbent SM Rudy Hubbard, WA4PUP,
won another new term, outpolling challenger Dale Sewell, N4SGQ, 630
to 541. A resident of Milton, Hubbard, who's been SM since 1990,
cited the administration of the State of Florida Tracker System to
manage and deploy ham radio volunteers for the 2004 and 2005
hurricanes among the accomplishments of his current term.

In the Oregon Section, ARRL members elected a new SM in a three-way
race that included the current SM. Bonnie Altus, AB7ZQ, topped the
field with 398 votes. She'll succeed incumbent SM Randy Stimson,
KZ7T, who got 346 votes. A third candidate, Kevin Hunt, WA7VTD,
picked up 315 votes.

Licensed since 1997, Altus has been active in ARES and the National
Traffic System. She lives in Sheridan.

In the Santa Clara Valley Section, ARRL members chose challenger
Bill Dale, N2RHV, over incumbent Kit Blanke, WA6PWW. The tally was
353 to 302. Dale, who lives in Milpitas, has been an Amateur Radio
operator since 1993 and is active in emergency communication, having
served as the ARES Emergency Coordinator and RACES Radio Officer for
Milpitas.

Incumbent SMs in four other ARRL sections faced no opposition this
election cycle and were declared elected for new terms: Jim Sellers,
K9ZBM, Indiana; Bill Woodhead, N1KAT, Maine; Paul Gayet, AA1SU,
Vermont, and Don Michalski, W9IXG, Wisconsin.

Two-year terms for all successful candidates begin on July 1.
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