Elections & Nominations

MSEA's 2020 Elections

Online voting for MSEA's 2020 elections ran from January 27-February 21. The results are posted below. Members voted for candidates for National Education Association (NEA) Director (1 seat), MSEA Board of Directors (4 seats), MSEA Treasurer, and delegates to the 2020 NEA RA in Atlanta. Retired members also voted in the election for the Retired Advisory Council (2 seats).

The results of the 2020 MSEA Elections are as follows:

NEA Director

Linda McLaughlin                1743*
Erika Strauss Chavarria      1659*
Maleeta Kitchen                     1646
Matthew Gresick                     922
Robin Szymanski                    635
Total Write-ins                         21

*Run-off election required

The run-off election will be posted for on-line voting beginning Monday, March 2. 
Voting will be available online from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020 through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020. 


Joe Coughlin                        6775
Total Write-ins                        59

MSEA Board of Directors 

Michelle Alexander                   3390
Colleen Morris                           2967
Philimena Owona                      2891
Donna Christy                           2860

Linda Firman                               2835
Jennifer Martin                            2789
Robin Beers                                2634
Heather Goodhart                       2397
Neil Becker                                 2329
Averill Malone                              782
Total Write-ins                              74

NEA Regional Delegates

Click here to view the results. 

At-Large Delegates

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MSEA Retired Advisory Council and MSEA Retired Delegates

Click here to view the results.


2020 Candidate Biographies

NEA Director

2020 MSEA Candidate Videos

Videos from the run-off candidates can be viewed below. 

Linda McLaughlin, Charles - NEA Director Candidate

Erika Strauss Chavarria, Howard - NEA Director Candidate

2020 General Election Calendar

October 16, 2019
Deadline for forms from candidates who wish to speak at the 2019 Convention.

October 18–19, 2019
Delegates and visitors hear eligible candiates speak at the 2019 Convention.

November 22, 2019
All forms due at MSEA headquarters by 5:00 p.m.

January 13, 2020
Biographies appear online.

January 27, 2020
Voting begins online at 9:00 a.m. 

February 21, 2020
Voting closes online at 5:00 p.m.

February 26, 2020
Election results validated and released.