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February 2014       Vol. 43, No. 2       Page  17
In and Around the Bar
CBA Nominating Committee

Notice of Nominations

The Nominating Committee has submitted its report, making the following nominations for the 2014–15 offices indicated.

Charles F. Garcia, Denver
1st District

Loren B. Brown, Broomfield
2nd District

Immediate Past President:
W. Terry Ruckriegle, Breckenridge
7th District

Senior Vice President:
HayDen W. Kane II, Colorado Springs
5th District

Vice Presidents:
Paul Chessin, Denver, 1st District
Chris Radeff, Lakewood, 2nd District
Kimberly B. Schutt, Fort Collins, 3rd District
Steven B. Fieldman, Pueblo, 4th District
Charles C. Spence, Durango, 6th District
Chris Geiger, Glenwood Springs, 7th District

The Nominating Committee comprised David M. Johnson, Colorado Springs, Chair; Terrance D. Carroll, Denver; Michael Green, Dolores; Karl F. Kumli III, Boulder; Robert G. Land, Trinidad; Ernest Marquez, Salida; W. Terry Ruckriegle, Breckenridge; Jessica A. Ryan, Steamboat Springs; Teresa W. Seymour, Greenwood Village; Larry Tannenbaum, Denver; Andrew M. Toft, Denver; and Mariana Vielma, Brighton.

In accordance with the bylaws, Article 8.5(d), (e)(1), (2), and (3), and (f);

In addition to the nominations made by the Nominating Committee, persons may be nominated by petition for any of the elective offices of the CBA pursuant to the provisions of this Section 8.5(d). Each such petition shall be in writing (which may be in counterparts) and shall state the name of each person nominated, the office for which the nomination is made, the nominee’s address, and the District in which the nominee is a member of an Affiliated Local Bar Association and has his or her principal office. Each such petition shall be signed by not less than 100 CBA members who are entitled to vote and shall be delivered to the Executive Director on or before March 15 of the year in which the nominee’s term would begin. Each such nominee shall have the qualifications required by these bylaws for the respective office and, further, each nominee shall have his or her principal office within the same District as the person nominated for that office by the Nominating Committee and shall be a member of an Affiliated Local Bar Association within that District. If no other nomination is made pursuant to Section 8.5(d) for a particular office, the nominee nominated to that office by the Nominating Committee shall be deemed elected automatically to that office and shall assume that office as of July 1 of that year. If there is, in addition to the nominee of the Nominating Committee, one or more other persons nominated for any office pursuant to Section 8.5(d), then the election for that office shall be conducted as follows: On or before April 15 of the year in which the term of that office begins, the Executive Director shall prepare and cause to be provided to all CBA members who are entitled to vote a ballot setting forth the nominees for all of the contested offices. The ballot shall be accompanied by such short biographical sketch, if any, that each nominee may submit for that purpose not later than April 1 of that year. All returned ballots received at the CBA office by 4:00 p.m. on or before the following May 15, bearing such proof of validity as may be determined necessary by the Board of Governors, shall be counted under the supervision of the Executive Council. The winner of the election for each contested office shall be that nominee receiving a plurality of the votes validly cast for that office. The Executive Director shall certify the results of the election to the President and the Board of Governors, and, under the direction of the President, shall notify all nominees of the results. Such certification and notification shall be completed on or before June 1 of that year. The Board of Governors may provide for the issuance of ballots and biographical sketches and for the return of ballots by means other than mail as contemplated in Section 8.5(e)(2); provided, however, that such procedures shall never preclude the use of mail with respect to any CBA member who is entitled to vote in the election and who cannot, or does not choose to, participate in the election by such other means. If any of the dates specified in this Section 8.5 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday observed by the State of Colorado, the date shall be deemed instead to be the next business day following the date so specified.

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