Board Candidate Petition Process Ends March 19

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In addition to the three director candidates nominated by the ABA Board, any bookstore member may submit a petition in support of a director candidate for the 2010 elections. Upon receipt of a valid petition, the candidate's name will be added to the ballot to be sent to members by the end of March.

Should bookstore members wish to submit a petition in support of a director candidate, the following apply:

  • A candidate must be an employee or owner of an ABA member bookstore. The member bookstore must be in good standing, and the individual candidate must have at least three years' experience in a bookstore-member company.
  • Each petition can present only one candidate.
  • All petitions must be submitted by March 19, 2010, to the Chair, ABA Nominating Committee, c/o ABA, 200 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown, NY 10591.
  • The names on the petition in support of the candidate must reflect at least two percent of ABA Bookstore Members as of January 1, 2010; that is a minimum of 27 signatures. The petition must contain original signatures and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of bookstore members in at least five states, with representatives of no one state constituting more than 50 percent of the total number of petition signatures.

Booksellers nominated at the Board's winter meeting for three-year terms (2010 - 2013) as directors are Sarah Bagby of Watermark Books in Wichita, Kansas; Steve Bercu of BookPeople in Austin, Texas; and Tom Campbell of The Regulator Bookshop in Durham, North Carolina. Bercu and Campbell currently serve on the ABA Board and are both eligible for an additional term.