GVEA’s 2020 Board Election Results

On the afternoon of Thursday, June 11, 2020, the ballots were tallied. Judges from GVEA’s Election Committee certified the results of the 2020 Board of Directors election. Ballots were mailed on May 15, 2020, to all members whose membership account is in Districts 1, 2 and 3. Here are the results:

  •  District 1: Incumbent David Messier was reelected over challenger Aren Gunderson. Of the 6,405 ballots mailed, 1,272 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 20% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Aren Gunderson: 456 votes / 36%
    • David Messier: 814 votes / 64%
  • District 2: Tom DeLong, incumbent, was reelected over challengers Savanah Fletcher and Heidi Titchenal. Of the 6,346 ballots mailed, 1,277 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 20% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Tom DeLong: 688 votes / 54%
    • Savanah Fletcher: 403 votes / 32%
    • Heidi Titchenal: 183 votes / 14%
  • District 3: This was an open seat with no incumbent running, and Rick Solie won over Alison Carter. Of the 6,485 ballots mailed, 1,205 valid ballots were cast, which constitutes a 19% return. Here’s the breakdown:
    • Alison Carter: 563 votes / 47%
    • Rick Solie: 638 votes / 53%

Of the valid ballots cast, 66% were paper ballots and 34% were online ballots. GVEA’s bylaws state that a minimum of 10% return of valid ballots of the total membership of each voting district is required. Next year, directors for District 4 (Gary Newman) and District 7 (Bill Nordmark) will be up for election.

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