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2010 PASS Board Candidates: Mark Ginnebaugh



The PASS Board presents the following candidates for the 2010 Election:

The links above are interviews I conducted with the candidates earlier and to the candidates individual pages at the PASS Elections portal.

I asked a single follow-up question to each candidate: "If elected, what will you change (if anything) about the current Elections process?"

Mark Ginnebaugh's Response

Like many in the PASS community, I have been following the controversy over the election process, and the exclusion of some good people from the ballot.  As a dedicated community member who is also a board candidate, I had hoped for a straightforward and unifying election.

From everything I have read, the NomCom followed the agreed upon process.  They decided not to deviated from that process, simply to achieve expected and popular results.  This was an essential element in maintaining the credibility of the organization, and the process.

It seems clear that another review of the election process will take place well before next year’s election.  As a board member, I would join in the review of what we have learned over the years, and help further refine the process.  Once the election process is underway, I would oppose any mid-stream process changes, except in a scenario that would be disastrous to the organization.

I am confident that those who didn’t make it onto this year’s ballot will continue to make major contributions to our community -  and I hope they will consider running again in the future.

Published Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:00 AM by andyleonard

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