Headquarters in contested Director and Vice Director elections.
In a two-way race to fill the Dakota Division Director's chair being
vacated by Kent Olson, KA0LDG, the Division's members have elected
Matt Holden, K0BBC, of Bloomington, Minnesota. Holden, the current
Vice Director, received 698 votes, while Dean Summers, N0ND, of
Dickinson, North Dakota, got 345 votes. Holden had been appointed as
Vice Director in February 2016 after former Director Greg Widin,
K0GW, became ARRL First Vice President. Olson announced earlier this
year that he would not seek another term.
In a four-way race for the Vice Director's chair that Holden will
vacate, the winner was Lynn Nelson, W0ND, of Minot, North Dakota.
Nelson earned 427 votes; Tom Karnauskas, N0UW, of Owatonna,
Minnesota, received 338 votes; Chris Stallkamp, KI0D, of Selby,
South Dakota got 175 votes; and Jay Maynard, K5ZC, of Fairmont,
Minnesota, picked up 93 votes. Nelson is North Dakota Section
Manager, while Stallkamp is South Dakota Section Manager.
The Ethics and Elections Committee established the eligibility of
all candidates and declared all unopposed candidates elected for
3-year terms starting January 1, 2018.