Filing Deadline is January 18, 2022
Did you know NEA-NH has been around for 165 years? Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857.
Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees and to promote lifelong learning remains true after more than 165 years. Our members are public school educators in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.
We are committed to improving student achievement in New Hampshire public schools, providing learning opportunities for teachers and students, and ensuring that all students are ready to learn.
NEA-NH is led and run by its members. Our Executive Board is made up of members who are elected by members in their region. NEA-NH policies and budgets are proposed, amended, and adopted by our members.
It’s no secret that public education in New Hampshire is under relentless attack. Are you ready to help lead the organization that is the biggest and loudest advocate for our schools, our students, and our members? The following offices are up for election this March:
|NEA Director (officer)||3 years (2022-2025)|
|Capital||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Eastern 2 years||2 years (2022-2024)|
|ESP 2 years||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Monadnock||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Seacoast||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Seacoast||1 year (2022-2023)|
|Southern||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Southern||2 years (2022-2024)|
|South Central||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Western||2 years (2022-2024)|
|Retired||2 years (2022-2024)|
Filing Period Deadline:
The filing period to run for NEA-New Hampshire offices closes at 5:00 p.m. January 18, 2022. All candidates for office must file in writing for the office for which they wish to run. All that is needed is a simple statement of your intent to be a candidate and the office for which you are running. For example, “It is my intent to run for Executive Board member for the North Country Region.” Include your name and the local association in which you are a member. This statement needs to be sent to:
The Elections Committee
c/o Rick Trombly, NEA–NH,
9 South Spring Street, Concord, NH 03301
or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Election Deadlines:
- Candidate’s Intention to Run for Office due by 5:00 p.m. on 1/18/22
- Candidate’s Statement and Photo for the Educator due by 5:00 p.m. on 1/18/22
- Electronic Ballots made available to Members by 3/8/22
- Voting Closes 5:00 p.m. on 3/22/22
- Voting will take place between March 8 and 22, 2022.
Important Information for Candidates:
Candidates are entitled to submit statements and photographs for the March issue of the Educator. These statements and photos must also be received by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2022. In accordance with Board policy, the following procedures apply:
- Candidates for President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, and NEA Director shall have the opportunity to submit: (a) A statement of not more than 100 words supporting their candidacies and (b) A photograph to accompany the statement.
- Candidates for NEA–NH Executive Board membership shall have the opportunity to submit: (a) A statement of not more than 50 words supporting their candidacies and (b) A photograph to accompany the statement.
- Candidates for NEA RA Delegate shall have the opportunity to submit: (a) A statement of not more than 25 words supporting their candidacies and (b) A photograph to accompany the statement.
In all instances, the Educator is not responsible for the quality of the reproduction of the photos. If sending a photo by e-mail, check with George Strout, Editor, for specifications at email@example.com. Please send all material for the Educator to the Elections Committee, c/o Rick Trombly, NEA–NH, 9 South Spring Street, Concord, NH 03301, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon written or email request of any candidate, NEA-NH will make mailing labels available for the purpose of their campaign. These mailing labels come directly from NEA-NH and are available at no charge to NEA-NH candidates running for any NEA-NH office. Mail requests for labels to Bobbi-Jo Michael, NEA-New Hampshire, 9 South Spring Street, Concord, NH 03301, or send an email
Other Important Information:
- Candidate’s names will appear on the ballot as they appear on the Intention to Run.
- “In writing” means that the Elections Committee must physically receive such notification by letter or email by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on January 18, 2022.
- Candidates can also purchase ad space in the Educator, the Insider, and on the NEA-NH website. Ads are not subject to the word limits that apply to candidate statements. Candidates should contact George Strout at email@example.com for rate and placement information.