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Candidates 2020

UPDATED 6/3/20

Two seats on the SVEC board of directors will be filled through online and mail-in balloting. Ballots will be mailed at the end of June. Results will be announced during the annual business meeting on Thursday, August 13. The meeting is a telephone town hall-style event. For more information, please click here.

Click on the names below to meet your 2020 candidates*. For more information about the nominating and petition process, click here.

Seat #1: Running unopposed for one seat is Stephen W. Burkholder, an incumbent and Nominating Committee nominee.

Stephen W. Burkholder, Incumbent

Seat #2: Running for the other seat are Vice Chair Suzanne S. Obenshain, an incumbent and Nominating Committee nominee, and Sally Newkirk, a petition candidate.

Vice Chair Suzanne S. Obenshain, Incumbent

Sally Newkirk

*Note to members: Each candidate for the SVEC board of directors was provided the same set of questions, including ones about their community/charitable affiliations, academic and employment backgrounds and leadership positions they’ve held or currently hold. They were also asked why they wanted to serve on the board, what is the most important part of serving on any board and how their personal skills, community connections and professional background help in their potential representation on the board. Their answers have been edited for grammar and space considerations.