Election results are in for the 2017-2019 term to the American Numismatic Association Board of Governors.
Gary Adkins will serve as the Association’s 60th president and Don Kagin, who ran unopposed, will become vice president.
ANA voting members brought back six incumbents and selected three new candidates. In the contest for the seven board seats, eight members competed. The returning four incumbents won the most votes followed by three new candidates.
|Gary Adkins (Minneapolis, Minnesota)||3,274|
|Mike Ellis (Camilla, Georgia)||2,007|
|For Vice President||Votes|
|Don Kagin (Tiburon, California)||1|
|Candidates for Governor||Votes|
|Col. Steve Ellsworth, Ret. (Brentwood, Tennessee)||4,335|
|Dr. Ralph Ross (Sugar Land, Texas)||4,073|
|Greg Lyon (St. Louis, Missouri)||3,953|
|Paul Montgomery (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)||3,860|
|Thomas J. Uram (Eighty Four, Pennsylvania)||3,679|
|John W. Highfill (Broken Arrow, Oklahoma)||3,653|
|Brian Hendelson (Bridgewater, New Jersey)||3,474|
|Unelected Candidate for Governor||Votes|
|Adam J. Crum (Newport Beach, California)||3,378|
Overall, 5,371, or 28.7%, of the potential 19,425 ANA members voted in the election. To be eligible to vote, members had to be at least 13 years old and a member for at least one year as of March 31 of the election year. The total number of voters slipped about 1% from the election in 2015, with those eligible to vote down roughly 4.5%.
The new board will be sworn-in at the annual ANA Banquet on Friday, Aug. 4, at the World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colorado.
In the event that a board member cannot fulfill their two-year term, the runner-up will fill the vacant seat for the remaining portion of that term.
The American Numismatic Association (www.money.org) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging people to study and collect money and related items. The ANA helps its 25,000 members and the public discover and explore the world of money through its array of programs including its education and outreach programs, museum, library, publications, conventions and seminars.