This year’s full membership election saw an 11.5% voter turnout. Among members who voted, 42% voted online using their SmartHub account while 57% voted by mail-in ballot, and 1% of voters voted in-person at the Annual Meeting. The preliminary election results are shown below, and election results will be certified at the next regular Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Palmer Headquarters.
There were two At-Large Board of Directors seats up for election. The candidate with the most votes was Dan Tucker, and the candidate with the second most votes was Anastasia Buretta. Per MEA Board Resolution No. 2088 regarding staggered board seat terms to reduce significant yearly turnover, the At-Large Seat candidate with the most votes in this election will serve a 4-year term, and the candidate with the second amount of most votes will serve a 3-year term.
Anastasia Buretta 1,414 votes (12.5%)
Bryan Cherry 1,049 votes (9.2%)
Jedediah Cox 604 votes (5.3%)
Joy Fearn-Condon 817 votes (7.2%)
Constance Fredenberg 1,326 votes (11.7%)
Gregory Hunt Sr. 1,228 votes (10.8%)
David Krumm 617 votes (5.4%)
Ted Leonard 1,329 votes (11.7%)
Dan Tucker (Incumbent) 2,972 votes (26.2%)
Proposition 1 – to allow former member debt to be offset with Capital Credits at the Board’s Discretion.
4,627 Yes Votes 1,569 No Votes
Proposition 1 passed.
Proposition 2 – adding definition of Patron.
5,418 Yes Votes 736 No Votes
Proposition 2 passed.
Proposition 3 – Amend the definition of a member in good standing.
5,025 Yes Votes 1,172 No Votes
Proposition 3 passed.
Proposition 4 – recognizing tribal government in entity definition.
4,714 Yes Votes 1,462 No Votes
Proposition 4 passed.