Elections & Nominations

Nominations are open! 

In January, MSEA members will elect a new president, vice-president, one NEA director, and four MSEA directors to lead MSEA through an uncertain time for public education. As Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos threaten federal education funding and Governor Hogan joins their cause in deconstructing neighborhood schools, educators must stand strong—raising the volume on our message of equity in resources, quality schools for every child, and compassion and respect for families and their communities. Nominations are open to help lead the charge.

3 Steps to Becoming a Candidate

Open seats: MSEA President; MSEA Vice President; NEA Director (1 seat); MSEA Director (4 seats); and MSEA delegates to the 2018 NEA Representative Assembly. Candidates for NEA Director must be members since 2016. Retired and administrator candidates are exempt from NEA office. All candidates must be willing to run and serve. One MSEA director seat will be filled at a special election (to fill a vacated seat) at the 2017 MSEA Representative Assembly.

1. Complete and submit the official Nomination, Intent, and Biography forms. Resumés are not accepted.

2. Optional: Include a personal statement for each position sought. See form for rules on personal statement. 

3. Optional: Submit a 3-minute video (officer candidates only) and/or an original or high resolution digital photo. One photo only. Photos are not returned.

Candidate information will appear on the official 2018 MSEA Election website on January 29, 2018 in alphabetical order per position sought.

MSEA General Election Schedule

October 18 • Deadline for forms from candidates who wish to speak at the 2017 Convention.

October 20-21 • Delegates and visitors hear eligible candiates speak at the 2017 Convention.

November 17 • All forms due at MSEA headquarters by 5:00 p.m.

January 29 • Voting begins at 9:00 a.m.

February 23 • Voting closes at 5:00 p.m.

February 27 • Election results validated and released.

Special Election: 2017 MSEA Representative Assembly

Delegates will elect one seat to MSEA’s Board of Directors at the Representative Assembly October 20–21 to fill the seat vacated by MSEA’s Treasurer.

There are two ways to become a candidate:

1. Complete this form.
2. Announce your candidacy at the 2017 Representative Assembly.

Deadline for nominations:
Nominations will close on October 20 at the 2017 Representative Assembly.
Candidates may address delegates and visitors. Winner announced October 20 at the 2017 Representative Assembly.


Jump Start

September 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

MSEA Convention