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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB005 (2019)

ARLB005 Winter Section Manager Election Results Announced

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 5  ARLB005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 21, 2019
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB005 Winter Section Manager Election Results Announced

Four new ARRL Section Managers have been declared elected in the
just-concluded winter election cycle, and one incumbent Section
Manager was re-elected to a new term. Section Manager election
ballots were counted on February 19 at ARRL Headquarters. Four
incumbent Section Managers ran without opposition during this
election cycle. All terms start on April 1.

In Iowa, Lelia Garner, WA0UIG, of Robins, received 315 votes to 234
for her opponent, Paul Cowley, W0YR, of Ames. Garner is the Iowa
Section Traffic Manager and co-founder of the Linn County New Ham
Net. She will succeed Bob McCaffrey, K0CY, who served as Section
Manager for the past 6 years and decided not to run for another

In North Texas, Steven Lott Smith, KG5VK, who lives near the town of
Ben Franklin, received 714 votes to 576 for Ken Mitchell, KD2KW, of
Oak Point. He has been president of the Key City Amateur Radio Club
in Abilene, and of the Shreveport Amateur Radio Association in
Louisiana. Smith will pick up the reins from Jay Urish, W5GM, who
opted not to run for a new term after serving for the past 2 years.

In Arizona, Richard A. Paquette, W7RAP, of Tucson, was re-elected to
a second term with 817 votes to 502 votes for his opponent Virgil
Silhanek, K7VZ, of Phoenix.

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the
leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on
April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as
Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant
Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was
re-solicited last fall.

Wyoming will welcome Rick Breininger, N1TEK, of Green River, as its
new Section Manager on April 1. He was the only nominee for the
position after Jack Mitchell, N7MJ, announced that he would not run
for a new term after serving since 2015. Breininger has been a
Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison in Wyoming.

These incumbent Section Managers were unopposed for re-election:
James Ferguson, N5LKE (Arkansas); Steve Morgan, W4NHO (Kentucky);
Malcolm Keown, W5XX (Mississippi), and Carl Gardenias, WU6D


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