COLORADO SPRINGS – Ballots for the 2009 American Numismatic Association Board of Governors election will be mailed May 27, Executive Director Larry Shepherd has announced.
Ballot envelopes have the words, "Official election ballot" printed in the lower left corner and include the election auditing firm’s return address: BiggsKofford, P.C., 630 Southpointe Court, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. A barcode is in the lower right corner.
Enclosed in each envelope is a ballot, a copy of the candidate biographies and platforms, and an addressed return envelope to which Members must affix a 44-cent postage stamp. Members living outside the U.S. were mailed ballots on May 15, and should affix the appropriate international postage.
All ballots must be mailed in time to be received by the auditing firm no later than June 26. Election results will be announced on July 3, and the new Board of Governors will be sworn in at the ANA World’s Fair of Money convention banquet in Los Angeles on August 8.
Seventeen candidates are running for two-year terms on the Board of Governors. Patricia A. Jagger Finner and Clifford Mishler, both of Iola, WI, are running for President. Thomas G. Hallenbeck of Colorado Springs is running unopposed for Vice President.
Candidates for Governor are (listed alphabetically):
- Joseph E. Boling of Indianapolis, IN
- Michael L. Ellis of Virginia Beach, VA
- Brian E. Fanton of Hiawatha, IA
- Jeff C. Garrett of Lexington, KY
- Alan Herbert of Belle Fourche, SD
- Paul Hollis of Mandeville, LA
- Chester L. Krause of Iola, WI
- J.P. Martin of Englewood, CO
- Walter A. Ostromecki, Jr. of Panorama City, CA
- Thomas A. Palmer, Jr. of New Smyrna Beach, FL
- Scott Rottinghaus of New London, CT
- Jeffrey Swindling of Jacksonville, FL
- Michael S. Turrini of Vallejo, CA
- Wendell A. Wolka of Greenwood, IN
For more information about the election, including video of a candidates’ forum held during the National Money Show™ in Portland, and answers to a candidate questionnaire, visit www.money.org and click on "ANA Election Center."
About the American Numismatic Association
The American Numismatic Association is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 32,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its vast array of education and outreach programs, as well as its museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars. For more information, call 719-632-2646 or visit www.money.org.