Declaration of Candidacy for NEA RA State Delegate Election

NEA Representative Assembly 2024

July 3-7, 2024

Missouri’s delegate allocation will be made based on membership as of January 2024. Last year, Missouri was allowed to elect 23 state delegates to the NEA RA. Delegates are elected in two categories:  

  • Category I:  Active members who are teachers, education support professionals, and other active members not serving as supervisors or administrators.
  • Category II:  Active members who are supervisors or administrators.

For more than 20 years, Missouri NEA has demonstrated the strength of its leadership diversity by electing racial and ethnic minority delegates to the NEA RA in proportion to the minority populations in our state. To continue this achievement we must strive to actively identify and recruit racial and ethnic minority members to run for state delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly.  

Aspiring Educators-Missouri delegates are elected in the spring. If you are a member of Aspiring Educators and interested in running for delegate, contact Shannon Weber to declare your candidacy. 

MNEA-Retired delegates will be elected at their Annual Meeting in April. If you are a retired member, contact Dr. Patrick Layden to declare your candidacy. 

The deadline to declare your candidacy for the NEA RA election is Jan. 15. For more information about the NEA RA or to declare your candidacy by mail, contact Roxane Bly ( at (573) 644-9606.

Declare your candidacy for NEA RA state delegate

Deadline: Jan. 15

Tell us about yourself

Local Association/School District
Which position are you running for?


Candidate Statement and Photo

Candidates should include a statement of no more than 100 words and a photograph of themselves, preferably a headshot. 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.

MNEA will not make any editorial changes to your statement unless it is more than 100 words, in which case the submission will be truncated at the 100-word point.
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