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USA Fencing Board of Directors Election Results

06/11/2013, 1:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - The USA Fencing Election Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2012-2013 USA Fencing Board of Directors Election.

Four positions on the board were open for election – two At-Large Directors, one Club Director and one Volunteer Staff Director. All four positions are for two-year terms which begin on Sept. 1.

All USA Fencing members who were 18 years or older and held a current membership on Feb. 1, 2013 were eligible to vote in the election. The election was conducted on-line for the third straight year.

Laurence Schiller (Deerfield, Ill.) and Nathan Anderson (Denver, Colo.) won the At-Large election with 453 and 376 votes, respectively. Schiller, the incumbent, has held this role since 2010 while Anderson is a first-time board member.

Tom Strzalkowski (Littleton, Colo.) finished third in the At-Large election with 344 votes, followed closely by Aaron Clements (Lubbock, Texas) with 322. Jane Carter (Bedford, Mass.) finished fifth with 282 votes.

In the Club Director election, incumbent Jeff Salmon (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) edged Serge Timacheff (Issaquah, Wash.) by 18 votes with a total of 469 to Timacheff’s 451.

The closest race of the election was between Bradley Baker (Pennsauken, N.J.), a 10-year veteran of the board and Mary Griffith (Roseville, Calif.) for the Volunteer Staff Director. Griffith won the election by 11 votes – 423 to Baker’s 412 – to earn a seat on the board for the first time. Andrew Lambdin-Abraham (Round Rock, Texas) finished third with 112 votes.

Complete results of the election are as follows (*indicates individual(s) elected to each position):

At-Large Directors
*Laurence Schiller (453 votes)
*Nathan Anderson (376 votes)
Tom Strzalkowski (344 votes)
Aaron Clements (322 votes)
Jane Carter (282 votes)

Club Director 
*Jeff Salmon (469 votes)
Serge Timacheff (451 votes)

Volunteer Staff Director
*Mary Griffith (423 votes)
Bradley Baker (412 votes)
Andrew Lambdin-Abraham (112 votes)


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