additional candidates have entered the election process by way of
petition for separate offices of AAPG.
candidates for president-elect, Alfredo Guzman and Peter R. Rose,
will be joined on the ballot by petition candidate Charles R. "Chuck"
candidates for treasurer, Kay L. Pitts and F. Pierce Pratt, will
be joined on the ballot by petition candidate Dwight "Clint" Moore.
mark the second and third time in the 86-year history of AAPG that
a candidate has entered a race for international office by way of
petition. The first was in 2001-02, when Moore entered the race
for treasurer by way of petition.
clearly state the methods by which candidates may appear on the
Rose, Pitts and Pratt were on a list of candidates for the respective
offices compiled by the Nominations Committee and approved by the
Advisory Council and forwarded to the AAPG Executive Committee.
Committee is the governing body elected association-wide to represent
the members, plus the chairman of the House of Delegates, chosen
by the delegates elected locally to represent the membership. The
Advisory Council, consisting of 20 people, includes elected members
from AAPG's U.S. Sections and International Regions, the elected
officers of each Division, the immediate past-president, two former
presidents and the past-chairman of the House of Delegates.
At a May
10, 2003, meeting, the Executive Committee approved Guzman and Rose
as president-elect candidates and Pitts and Price as treasurer candidates.
of the nominated
candidates appeared in the August EXPLORER. Candidate statements
by both Guzman and Rose, including biographies and photos, appeared
in the September EXPLORER. Information from Pitts and Price was
in the November issue.
however, also allow additional nominations by written petition of
50 or more Active members in good standing, to be received at association
headquarters in Tulsa by Oct. 15.
the petition in early September. Moore submitted his petition in
candidates, Noll and Moore have signed the Election
Campaign Policy (August EXPLORER) as have the nominated candidates.
the precedent set in the 2001-02 election, the Executive Committee,
in its desire for fairness to all candidates, has opted to make
available in future EXPLORERs the biographies, photos and statements
of each of the president-elect and treasurer candidates. Nominated
candidates will address the same question addressed in previous
EXPLORERs -- "Why I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for
candidates were given the opportunity to change their statement,
if they so desired, as ordinarily these statements are made without
the candidates having seen the others' statements.
Moore will address the question, "Why I Decided to be a Petition
Candidate for AAPG Office."
candidate statements will appear in the January issue. Treasurer
statements will appear in the February EXPLORER.
As in the
past, candidates were asked to limit their comments to 500 words
or less and biographies of 350 words.