Eight of the ACBL’s 25 districts held elections to select representatives to the ACBL Board of Directors. There will be two new faces on the board, while six incumbents were re-elected.
In District 21 (Northern California, Northern Nevada) incumbent Roger Smith of Pittsburgh CA declined to seek re-election. Voting between three candidates – Stu Goodgold of San Jose CA, Jim Leuker of San Francisco and Jacqueline Zayac of Lafayette CA – reduced the field to a runoff between Leuker and Zayac. Zayac won the seat.
In District 22 (Southern California except Los Angeles), incumbent Ken Monzingo of San Diego was unseated by David Lodge of Rancho Mirage CA.
Paul Cuneo of Houston TX fended off a challenge by Steve Kornegay of North Richland Hills TX to retain the District 16 (Texas/Mexico) seat.
Five incumbents ran unopposed: Paul Janicki of Markham ON for District 2 (Ontario, Manitoba and Bermuda); Carlos Munoz of White Plains NY for District 3 (Eastern New York/Northern New Jersey); Joann Glasson of Pennington NJ for District 4 (Central New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey); Georgia Heth of Morton IL for District 8 (St. Louis, Indiana, Illinois); and Sharon Anderson of Eagan MN for District 14 (Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska).
In other election news, eight districts elected alternates. Alternates serve as district directors in case of vacancies on the board and are also members of the ACBL Board of Governors.
District 6: Steve Robinson (1st Alternate), Shawn Stringer (2nd Alternate)
District 9: Jeff Overby (1st), Shirley Seals (2nd)
District 10: Larry Sealy (1st), Ned Irving (2nd)
District 11: Cheryl Schneider (1st), Steve Moese (2nd)
District 12: Subhash Gulati (1st), Susan Bailey Carman (2nd)
District 17: Adam Wildavsky (1st)
District 20: Amy Casanova (1st), Richard Carle (2nd)
District 24: Jeff Bayone (1st)
All terms begin Jan. 1, 2018 and expire Dec. 31, 2020. For complete election results, visit acbl.org.