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Dear District 5 Members:

Due to your District 5 Director, Susi Boss’s election to the position of President-Elect, a new Director will be need to be elected to represent District 5 at board meetings and other functions within the State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division.  It is important to have someone represent you regarding your concerns and opinions as it relates to your district. 

The Paralegal Division’s DIRECTOR ELECTION for District Directors in even-numbered districts (Districts 2, 4, 10, 12, 14 and 16) and Special Election for District 5 will take place March 23 through April 10, 2020.

• Beginning on January 30, 2020 each Elections Subcommittee Chair will prepare and forward, upon request, the following materials to potential candidates for director in their respective district at any time during the nominating period:

a.         A copy of the List of Registered Voters in candidates’ respective district;
b.         A sample nominating petition; and
c.         A copy of Rule VI of the Standing Rules entitled “Guidelines for Campaigns for Candidates as Director.”

• Each potential candidate must satisfy the following requirements:

a.         Eligibility Requirements. The candidate must satisfy the eligibility requirements of Article III, Section 3 and Article IX, Section 1 A and Section 4 of the Bylaws and Rule V B, Section 5c of the Standing Rules.
b.         Declaration of Intent. The candidate must make a declaration of intent to run as a candidate for the office of director through an original nominating petition declaring such intent that is filed with the Elections Subcommittee Chair in the candidate’s district pursuant to Rule V B, Section 5 of the Standing Rules.
c.         Nominating Petition. The original nominating petition must be signed by the appropriate number of registered voters and must be submitted to the Elections Subcommittee Chair in such district, on or before February 21, 2020.

If you are interested in running for District 5 Director, or need further information regarding the election process, contact the Elections Chair, Melanie Langford, ACP at Elections@txpd.org.

NOTICE OF VOTING— March 23 through April 10, 2020.

 

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