MTA Governance Postings

Nominations sought for Candidate Recommendation Committee

Nominations are now open for the election of members on the MTA Candidate Recommendation Committee.

The committee is responsible for making recommendations to MTA members to support candidates for state and federal office. Elections will be held to fill seats representing the following congressional districts: CD2, CD4, CD5, CD6, CD8, and CD9.

Terms on the committee are for three years. The committee member must reside in the congressional district to be represented.

Any MTA member interested in running for the CRC may self-nominate.

The nomination form and a biographical statement of not more than 100 words must be received by Dec. 29, 2016.

Those eligible to vote for CRC members are delegates to the past year’s MTA Annual Meeting of Delegates who reside in the specified congressional district.

Upon request, candidates will be provided with a list of MTA Annual Meeting delegates for the congressional district, along with names and addresses.

If the number of candidates is equal to or less than the number of positions to be filled, elections may be waived and the candidates declared elected to the positions in question.

Ballots including the candidates’ biographical statements will be sent to the electorate on the first Friday in February (Feb. 3, 2017) and must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in February (Feb. 24).

The CRC term will begin on March 15, 2017. Members of the CRC are eligible to be elected for two consecutive three-year terms.

Questions? Contact John Connelly in the MTA Division of Governance and Administration at 617.878.8305 or e-mail him at jconnelly@massteacher.org.