Elections & Nominations

The challenges of the past months have brought extraordinary expectations, scrutiny, and pressure to public education and educators. As Maryland implements the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and the most expansive platform of opportu­nities for students, educators, schools, and communities in a generation, we must keep our eyes on the prize and lead with confidence and authority.

MSEA’s elected leaders serve members as representatives by advocating before the State Board of Education and our elected state leaders in the General Assembly, and speaking up on the issues that affect our profession.

Is it your time to lead?  

The 2021 MSEA Fall Representative Assembly will conduct a special election to fill a vacant seat on the MSEA Board of Directors. Nomination forms for the special election will be accepted through Friday morning of the Fall RA business meeting. Active and ESP members are eligible to run for the MSEA Director position. Election by the RA is not considered to be an election to the position of state delegate to the NEA RAs.

Active members may run for NEA Director (2 seats). Those elected will also serve as delegates to the MSEA and NEA Representative Assemblies.

Members may also run for delegate to the 2022 NEA Representative Assembly. Candidates for NEA Director may also run for delegate to the 2022 NEA Representative Assembly as an at-large or regional candidate.

Retired may run for the Retired Advisory Council (3 seats) as well as delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly.

Students may run for delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly.

The 2022 NEA RA will take place in Dallas, Texas, July 2-6, 2022.

3 Steps to Becoming a Candidate

  1. Complete and submit the official Nomination, Intent, and Biography forms. Resumés are not accepted.
  1. Optional for NEA Director: Include a personal statement and submit a 3-minute video and/or an original or high resolution digital photo. One photo only, not returnable.

    Optional for Delegate Candidates: Submit a personal statement and an original or high resolution digital photo. One photo only, not returnable.
  1. Candidate information will appear on the official 2022 MSEA Election website on January 14, 2022 in alphabetical order per position sought.

2022 General Election Calendar

November 19, 2021 5:00 p.m. All forms due at MSEA headquarters

January 31, 2022 9:00 a.m. Voting begins at

February 18, 2022 5:00 p.m. Deadline for all election ballots. Voting ends.

February 22, 2022 MSEA Nominations and Credentials Committee meets to validate the election results. Results released.

If a run-off election is required, voting begins February 28, 2022 and ends March 18, 2022.