following are statements of the candidates for AAPG president-elect
candidates Alfredo Guzmán and Peter R. Rose will be joined on the
ballot by petition candidate Charles R. "Chuck" Noll (December EXPLORER).
and Rose were approved as nominated candidates at the May 10, 2003,
Executive Committee meeting, following the nominating procedures
spelled out in the AAPG Bylaws.
also has provisions for petition candidates to enter a race by providing
the signatures of 50 Active AAPG members. Noll provided the necessary
number of signatures and joined the ballot by the October 15 deadline
the Bylaws allow.
statements and biographies of Guzmán and Rose appeared in the September
the precedent set in the 2001-02 election, the Executive Committee,
in its desire for fairness to all candidates, has made available
the biographies, photos and statements of each of the president-elect
candidates. Nominated candidates will address the same question
addressed in the September EXPLORER: "Why I Accepted the Invitation
to be a Candidate for AAPG Office."
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. Guzmán opted
to make no changes to his statement.
the question, "Why I Decided to be a Petition Candidate for AAPG
who provided all information, were asked to limit their biography
to 350 words and statements to 500 words.
bios and statements by the two nominated candidates for treasurer
and a petition candidate for the same office will be published.