Elections & Nominations

What's your vision for MSEA? Choose the candidates who'll lead MSEA's Educator's Agenda

This year you’ll elect the MSEA President, MSEA Vice President, four MSEA Directors, and one NEA Director to three-year terms during which MSEA will be focusing on the 2018 state and local elections and fighting non-stop for increased school funding now through the 2019 General Assembly when the Kirwan Commission’s final recommendations are up for debate.

You’ll also vote for more than 40 Regional and At-Large State Delegates to NEA’s 2018 Representative Assembly in Minneapolis, June 30–July 5.

3 Easy Steps to Voting in MSEA's 2018 Election

1. Enter your member ID and the last four digits of your Social Security number. Don’t have your member ID? Check your MSEA ID card or the mailing label of this edition of ActionLine. Still stumped? Ask your Building Rep!

2. Follow the prompts to vote for a new president, vice-president, one NEA director, four MSEA directors, and At-Large and Regional Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly. You will be casting a ballot in three separate races.

3. Start voting! Be sure to click the “VOTE” button to cast each ballot. Follow the prompt to your next ballot. Remember, you will cast three ballots. See details on positions and terms below and on the following pages.

Voting begins on January 29. Candidate information will appear on the official 2018 Election website on January 29, 2018, in alphabetical order per position sought. Online voting will end on February 23. 

Click here to vote online. 

Open Positions:

Three-year term: 8/1/18 – 7/31/21
The president is the full-time leader of MSEA and serves as the chief spokesperson and representative. Among many other duties, the president presides at all association meetings, appoints chairpersons and members of MSEA committees and consults with the executive director on MSEA policies and programs.

Vice president
Three-year term: 8/1/18 – 7/31/21
The vice president represents the president as needed and performs duties assigned by the president, such as representing MSEA members on statewide committees and task forces, or as directed by the MSEA bylaws.

MSEA Director
Three-year term: 8/1/18 – 7/31/21
MSEA’s Board of Directors is comprised of three officers, eight MSEA directors, and four NEA directors. The board is responsible for the fiscal affairs and general management of the association, the interpretation/implementation of policies, the preparation of the proposed two-year budget, and much more.

NEA Director
Three-year term: 9/1/2018–8/31/2021
NEA’s Board of Directors consists of at least one director from each state affiliate plus an additional one for every 20,000 active members. With 72,000 members, MSEA has four NEA directors. NEA directors are also members of MSEA’s Board of Directors.

MSEA Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly and Convention
Every year, MSEA members elect nearly 70 of their colleagues to represent MSEA as delegates to the annual NEA Representative Assembly (RA). These state delegates, plus delegates elected by each of MSEA’s 39 local associations, comprise the MSEA delegation to the RA. Over the course of the RA, they debate the vital issues that impact American public education and set association policy and activities for the year ahead.

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

Candidate Profiles

Click on the links below to learn more about the 2017 MSEA Election Candidates. 

MSEA Board

MSEA President

MSEA Vice President


MSEA-Retired Advisory Council

Region 1 

Region 2

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Retired Delegates

NEA Director

Candidate Videos

The candidates in the videos below are not a full representation of all of the candidates in this election. To learn more about all of the candidates, click the links above. 

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 candidates 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.