Elections & Nominations

MSEA's 2020 Elections

Online voting for MSEA's 2020 elections will run from January 27-February 21; the link to vote will be posted on this page during the election window. Please note that nominations are now closed. Members may vote 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 may also vote in the election for the Retired Advisory Council (2 seats).

The candidates for MSEA offices are:


Joe Coughlin, Baltimore

MSEA Board of Directors

Michelle Alexander, Montgomery
Neil Becker, Washington
Robin Beers, Anne Arundel
Donna Christy, Prince George’s
Linda Firman, Howard
Heather Goodhart, Carroll
Averill Malone, Prince George’s
Jennifer Martin, Montgomery
Colleen Morris, Howard
Katherine Mullen, Baltimore
Philimena Owona, Prince George’s

NEA Director

Erika Strauss Chavarria, Howard
Matthew Gresick, Howard
Maleeta Kitchen, Howard
Linda McLaughlin, Charles
Robin Szymanski, Carroll

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.

Previous 2019 Election Results

This year, MSEA members elected two members to the National Education Association’s Board of Directors (these leaders will also serve on MSEA’s Board of Directors). The more than 40 regional and state Delegates to the NEA RepresentativAssembly were also elected by each of MSEA’s local associations. 

Click here for MSEA NEA Director election results

Click here for MSEA NEA Director run-off election results

Click here for NEA At-Large Delegate election results

Click here for MSEA Retired Advisory Council and NEA Retired Delegate election results

Click here for NEA Regional Delegate election results

Click here for MSEA-Retired Delegate to the MSEA RA election results