LWVUS nominations 2006-2008: officers, directors and nominating committee.NOMINATED OFFICERS
Mary G. Wilson,
LWVUS LWVUS League of Women Voters of the United States president
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, Advocacy Committee chair, 2004-06. LWVNM president, 1999-01. 20-year LWV LWV
League of Women Voters member; past experience on local and state LWV boards include state action, voter service and study committees. Secretary/Treasurer, Albuquerque Council for International Visitors, 2004-present. Attorney for 30 years, including supervisory attorney with EG&G, Inc. and the federal government; currently, managing partner, Aungier & Wilson, P.C., Albuquerque, NM.
Statement: I ask for your support for President of the LWVUS. Together we can take the League to new heights, promoting citizen involvement, safeguarding voting processes, preserving individual liberties and protecting our representative government. A dedicated member of the grassroots, I will work to increase communication within the League, enhance opportunities for members to participate at all levels, and secure our financial base.
LWVUS 1st vice president
Biography: LWVUS/EF 2nd vice president/vice chair, committees: Executive, Council and Convention (chair), Development and Education Fund, 2004-06; Budget Committee 1996-98. LWVC/EF president, 1993-95; Board member VS/CE, 1989-93; Diversity Task Force, 1996-97. LWV Beach Cities The Beach Cities (sometimes Bay Cities) of Southern California include Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach.
All three cities are renowned for their beaches. , CA, president, 1987-88. Current member LWV Boulder Valley, CO. Served on numerous other organizations' local and state boards state boards Examinations administered by a US state board of medical examiners to license a physician in a particular state; these examinations play an ever-decreasing role in state medical licensure, as these bodies now rely on standardized national examinations .
Statement: I pledge to uphold League traditions and adapt them creatively to ensure our future. I believe the LWVUS Board must enhance our credibility, visibility and financial stability by focusing on issues where we can be most effective. Assistance should be provided to enable Leagues to foster membership growth and leadership development and be in the forefront in their communities. Working together we build on each level's successes.
LWVUS 2nd vice president
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, Communications Committee chair, 2004-06; international voter services and grassroots democracy Grassroots democracy is a tendency towards designing political processes where as much decision-making authority as practical is shifted to the organization's lowest geographic level of organization. trainer, 2000-06. LWV San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , CA, president, 2000-03. Environmental Finance Center, executive director. Founder, Women's Environmental Network and Women's Environmental Leadership Network in the Bay Area. Environmental Project officer, Fred Gellert Family Foundation. MS and PhD in progress, Environmental Geography, Cambridge University.
Statement: It's the membership, stupid! It's building membership, listening to membership and working with membership that makes a stronger League. I have tried to remember this in my first two years on the board and growing the League is what I hope to accomplish in the next two. League service has been an honor and a joy I hope to continue.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Budget Committee, 2004-06. LWVTX Budget Committee, 1994-2006; treasurer, 1997-2003; Board member, 2003-06. LWV Dallas, TX, Budget chair, 2004-06; LWV Irving, TX, treasurer, 1990-2001. Fellow of the Society of Actuaries Mission Statement
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LLC - Logical Link Control , providing financial and lifestyle services to older adults. Partner, Forensic Financial Consultants, providing litigation An action brought in court to enforce a particular right. The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute.
When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation. support and forensic examination of financial data.
Statement: The League faces a number of challenges in carrying out its mission. To be more effective, the League needs more money and more members. The Board's proposed membership initiative is a necessary first step to stem our membership decline. I look forward to working on membership, money and carrying out the mission of the League.
Biography: LWVNYS Education Foundation vice president, 2004-present; LWVCEF Board chair, 2001-03. Board member: LWVCO LWVCO League of Women Voters of Colorado , 1996-2000, LWV Larimer County, CO, 1995-97, LWV Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, CA, 1989-94, LWV Central San Mateo County, CA, 1986-89, LWV Atlanta/Fulton County, GA, 1984-86, LWV Conway, AS, 1974-77. Member: Ed Source Board, 2001-03; SmartVoter Funds Development Team, 2001-02. Building civil society workshops in Russia and Central Asia, 1991-present.
Statement: I want the League's name recognition and trust to be used more aggressively and to a higher purpose. I want us to create opportunities to inject the voice of nonpartisan reason into today's vitriolic public discourse. I want us to be bolder and braver, stand up taller, speak out louder. We are needed right now.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Budget Committee chair, 2004-06; Budget Committee, 2002-04. LWVMN/EF president, 1997-2001; 1st vice president, 1995-97; member of Steering Committee for Power of 3, a capital campaign for the LWVMNEF, 2002-06. Member of Minnesota Supreme Court The Minnesota Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Minnesota and consists of seven members. The court was first assembled as a three-judge panel in 1849 when Minnesota was still a territory. Advisory Committee reviewing the Code of Judicial Conduct A collection of rules governing the conduct of judges while they serve in their professional capacity.
The Code of Judicial Conduct was formulated by the American Bar Association (ABA) in 1972. and Rules of the Board on Judicial Standards; KidsVoting Minnesota Board member, 1995-present.
Statement: I joined the League because I believe it is an organization that can make a difference. The League's nonpartisan, reasoned and thoughtful approach to issues of governmental process and individual rights adds to meaningful public dialogue. This is a focus where I believe the League has respect and credibility and I would like to continue the work of making the League voice heard.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, 2002-06; Ed Fund Committee chair, Board liaison on civil liberty, including homeland security and strategies for overcoming terrorism, 2004-06; Presidential Selection Update Task Force chair, 2003. LWV Los Angeles, CA, president, 1997-2001. Senior Fellow, School of Public Affairs, UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX ; consultant on ethics and urban issues. BA, history, Columbia University; PhD, political science, Harvard University; post-doctoral work, Stanford University.
Statement: The LWV is a culture as well as an institution. The former binds itself into our values; the latter is a critical vehicle for addressing the nation and the world. Changing either is difficult, but finding the balance between adaptation and steadfastness is the work of all of us who lead our Leagues. We can, if we do it together.
Biography: LWVKS Board president, 1998-2000. LWV Johnson County, KS, member since 1988; president, 1994-95; voter services, strategic planning. Johnson County United Way Board, 1994-2004. Kansas City Consensus Board, 2004-present. KC Forum, 2002-present. Associate director for Johnson County Library, developed Community Issues 101. Consultant, Kettering Foundation: Teaching Public Politics, 2004-06. MLS See multilevel security. , UCLA; MPA MPA
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Statement: I believe the LWV is an essential organization that supports the heart of our democracy, an engaged citizenry. My experience in civic engagement will help the Board as it seeks to focus resources on achievable organizational goals. Providing strong, responsive support to local and state Leagues is a priority so that together we can make a difference in our communities.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, committees: Budget, Outreach, Governance, 2004-2006. LWV Alachua County/Gainesville, FL, president, 2002-2004; first vice president and Social Policy chair, 1999-2002. Director, Florida's Affordable Housing Study Commission, 2005-present. Started a strategic planning firm, 2004, after four years learning about affordable housing. BA from Harvard and JD/LLM from Duke Law School.
Statement: My term on the board has deepened my desire to see more dynamic young women involved at every level of League. I support a focused approach which leverages our reputation and resources. The League combines incisive information with an unquestioned commitment to a fair political process. We are as relevant as ever, and more young people must be made aware of this.
Biography: LWVGA LWVGA League of Women Voters of Georgia president, 2001-present; Board, 1999-present and 1983-91; Board committees: Courts/Criminal Justice chair, Program vice president, secretary, 1983-91. LWV Dekalb, GA, president, 1997; Board committees: Courts/Criminal Justice chair, Education chair; vice president; secretary, 1984-97. Assistant district attorney, Dekalb County, Georgia DeKalb County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 686,712. According to the 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimate, the county's population had risen to 723,602 . The county seat is Decatur, Georgia6. , 1986-present.
Statement: In this highly partisan time, the League's tradition of building consensus around issues is more relevant than ever. To be effective, we must focus, at all levels, on attracting members and engaging organizations interested in increasing the extent of public debate and in ensuring that the electoral and political process is open and accessible to all.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, Program Planning chair, 2004-06; Presidential Selection Update Task Force, 2002-04. LWVTX Board, 1995-2003: president; Program vice president; Immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. Study chair. LWV Lubbock, TX, 1978-present: president; vice president; Membership chair. Associate Law Librarian. TTU TTU Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX, USA)
TTU Tennessee Technological University
TTU Tallinn Technical University (Estonia)
TTU Tennessee Temple University (Chattanooga, TN) School of Law, 1978-99.
Statement: I want to serve as an LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee in order to continue working on ways to improve League process and communication. I will work to make the necessary and inevitable changes, while maintaining traditional strengths of the organization. I am passionate about the League and I believe that the League of Women Voters League of Women Voters, voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, it had as its original nucleus the leaders of the latter organization. is strategically positioned to address those issues that are threatening our democratic government today.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, Outreach Committee chair, 2004-06. LWVMA LWVMA League of Women Voters of Massachusetts : Citizen Education vice president, 2003-05; Local League Services vice president, 2001-03. LWV Hingham, MA, Advisory Committee, 2002-05; LWV Fairfax Area, president, 2000-01. Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Board of Visitors. Wilton, CT, Board of Education, 1995-97.
Statement: I am honored to currently serve on the LWVUS Board. As Outreach Committee chair, I have been actively working on one of this board's top priorities: membership growth. Membership and leadership development is vital to the future of the League. I want to see the long-standing tradition of the League renewed by a vibrant and involved membership.
Marsha Weinstein, chair
Biography: LWV Louisville, KY, vice president, president 2003-05; Emerging Leaders Program, creator and chair, 2004-present; Women's History Committee chair, 2002-present. Kentucky Registry of Election Finance Legislative Task Force, 2005. Co-Founder & vice president, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Trust, Inc., 1999-present. Girl Scouts of the USA For Girl Scouts worldwide, see Girl Guide and Girl Scout.
The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. , National Board member, Public Policy Committee chair, 1996-99. Executive director, Kentucky Commission on Women, 1992-1996. Founder & coordinator, Louisville Girls Leadership Summit, 2000-present.
Statement: I believe the future of the LWV is dependent on our ability to pass the torch to a new generation of young women leaders. They will be inspired by our foremothers' legacy and embrace our mission with a focused agenda on ethical campaigns, voting rights Voting rights
The right to vote on matters that are put to a vote of security holders. For example the right to vote for directors.
The type of voting and the amount of control held by the owners of a class of stock. and government accountability.
Biography: LWVUS/EF Board member/trustee, 2004-06. LWVFL Board 1995-03; president, 2001-03. LWV Broward County, FL, president, vice president and Voter editor. Member: Elections Reform Committee (formed in Broward County after the 2002 primary election); Florida HAVA Implementation Committee. Board of Directors of local Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood
A service mark used for an organization that provides family planning services. affiliate. Certified Hospital Risk Manager. Developed hospital Volunteen Program for teenagers.
Statement: Having served at all three levels of the League, I am experienced in understanding how it has changed over the past couple of decades. I look forward to working with members across the country to identify strong, insightful and innovative leaders who will work to focus our resources and maintain relevancy in today's complex political arena.
Biography: LWVO/EF: president/chair, 1999-2001; secretary, VOTER editor, 1995-99; Lobby Corps higher education specialist, 2001-present. Currently LWV Westlake-North Olmsted, OH, VOTER editor; LWV Cuyahoga County (ILO ILO
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International Labor Organization, International Labour Organization ), OH, president, 1993-95; LWV Cleveland Heights-University Heights, OH, president, 1988-89. 40-year League member. Assistant dean (retired), College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University Cleveland State University, at Cleveland, Ohio; coeducational; founded 1964, incorporating Fenn College (est. 1923). The Cleveland-Marshall School of law was incorporated in 1969. , OH. Previously employed in Girl Scouting, newspaper editing. Volunteer board trainer, LWVO, Girl Scouts and United Way.
Statement: Capable leadership is the linchpin linch·pin or lynch·pin
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2. of our organization's success and many of us credit League involvement as a significant factor in our personal and professional successes. I look forward to doing what I can to encourage Leaguers to contribute expertise at another level and thus continue our organization's extraordinary and enduring capacity to develop, display and critique political leadership.
Biography: LWV member for 18 years. LWVVA Board member, 2005-present; LWVVA lobbyist. LWV Richmond Metropolitan Area, VA: first vice president, other positions since 1998. Member: local university and public library Boards; UN Association; World Affairs Council World Affairs Council may refer to:
Noun 1. NGO - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
nongovernmental organization Conference. American Library Association American Library Association, founded 1876, organization whose purpose is to increase the usefulness of books through the improvement and extension of library services. Trustees Division, president-elect. Virginia Women's Network, past chair. School Board president, Harford County, MD. Journalist.
Statement: Intelligent, courageous leaders are a necessity if the League is to remain a dynamic player on the national stage. To find officers and directors who are strategic, steadfast and visionary in these times--that will require inspired outreach by your elected nominating committee. Much is at stake! In this shared quest, I'm eager to work with Leagues--and members--across the states.