MNEA - NEA Representative Assembly

Posted Date: 3/2/2020

Denver, CO

July 2-6, 2021

Declaration of Candidacy

If you are interested in running for state delegate, submit your candidate statement of no more
than 100 words and a photograph of yourself, preferably a headshot by Fri., Jan. 15, 2021. The
statement should take one of three forms:

  • a summary of biographical information and MNEA experience written in the third person,
  • a personal statement written in the first person, or
  • a combination of the two.

The statement and photograph will appear on the state ballot.

For more information about the NEA RA or to declare your candidacy by mail, contact Roxane Bly
( at (573) 644-9606.

Submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form >

Delegate Categories

Ex Officio Delegates

The MNEA president and NEA directors are eligible for ex officio delegate status to the NEA RA. According to the MNEA Constitution and Bylaws, the MNEA vice president serves as an ex officio delegate to the NEA RA.

Local Delegates

Local delegates are elected by the members of a local affiliate, with one delegate for each 150 active members or major fraction thereof. Presidents of locals eligible to elect local delegates (locals with 76 members or more) will receive local election information in early February via email from NEA. Members should contact their local presidents to learn the procedures, timelines and reimbursement procedures for local delegates.

Cluster Delegates

Cluster delegates are elected by members of several locals that have networked to attain the minimum 76 members required for delegate eligibility. Members interested in being elected as cluster delegates should contact Roxane Bly at 573-644-9606. Cluster delegate elections are conducted during March and April.

MNEA-Retired Delegates

MNEA-Retired members elect delegates from their membership to represent them at the NEA R.A. Only MNEA-Retired members may nominate, vote for or serve as retired delegates. Election of the MNEA-R delegates will be held at the MNEA-R annual meeting in April. Contact Olivia Compton ( at (417) 569-1406 for more information. 

Missouri Aspiring Educators Delegates

The number of delegates allocated for Aspiring Educators will be determined based on the number of college student members in the state. Only members of Aspiring Educators may nominate, vote for or serve as Aspiring Educator delegates. Contact Patrick Layden at 1-800-392-0236 if you are a member of Aspiring Educators and interested in becoming a delegate. 


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