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Referees’ Commission Election to be Held May 6-27

05/05/2020, 5:45pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Five candidates will be in the running for leadership positions when the Referees’ Commission Election opens on May 6.

Open positions include the RC Chair as well as the Ombudsman and Domestic Development Chairs. All terms are four-year terms which begin on Aug. 1, 2020 and conclude on July 31, 2024.

For more information about the RC election, visit

Candidates are as follows:

Referees’ Commission Chair
Donald Alperstein
Tasha Poissant

Referees’ Commission Ombudsman Chair
Susan Borgos
Michael Ross

Referees’ Commission Domestic Development Chair
Patrick Webster

Referees eligible to vote in the election will receive an electronic ballot on May 6. Eligible voting referees must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the election and are members in good standing of USA Fencing. In order to be eligible to vote, referees must have officiated in regional, national or international tournaments during the 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and/or 2019-2020 seasons.

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