MNEA-Retired: Run for office or NEA/MNEA Representative Assembly delegate


MNEA-Retired Election: Declaration of Candidacy

Wondering how you can become more involved in MNEA-Retired? Run for office or delegate to the MNEA, NEA-Retired,  and NEA Representative Assemblies. 

MNEA-Retired delegates will be elected before their Annual Meeting in April using online voting. If you are a retired member, use the form below to submit your intention to run for office or delegate.

Candidates who complete and return a Declaration of Candidacy form by the deadline (5 p.m. March 15)

  • Will be listed in the election information given to delegates.
  • May submit a headshot and biography no longer than 100 words to be included with the ballot.
  • Record a one-minute speech at the Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. Wed., April 6, 2022.

All nominations should be made with the consent of the nominee.

For more information, contact Olivia Compton ( at (417) 569-1402.

MNEA Retired Election: Details

The MNEA-Retired Election will be electronic. All MNEA-Retired members are eligible to vote, but you must register for the Annual Meeting taking place April 22, 2022. Everyone who registers before April 15 will receive an electronic ballot by email, which will include a video of speeches, photos, and bios of the candidates. Online voting will be open Fri., April 15 through Noon Thurs., April 21.


Election 2022: Declaration of Candidacy

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Tell us about yourself

I am an MNEA-Retired member in good standing. I understand that I must be an MNEA-Retired member to serve as an officer in the Association. I hereby declare that I am either an MNEA-Retired Life member or will continue my MNEA-Retired annual membership while I am serving as a member of the MNEA-Retired Executive Council or delegate.

I am declaring my candidacy for the following position(s): 

Please check all that apply. 

(two year term 2022-23 & 2023-24)
(two-year term 2022-23 & 2023-24) 

(four-year term 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25, 2025-26)

(one-year term)
July 2-6, 2022
The MNEA-Retired president will serve automatically. Those running for NEA RA delegates that are not elected will serve as alternates. 

(two-year term)
Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, and Spring 2024
The MNEA-Retired president and vice president will serve automatically. Those running for MNEA RA delegates that do not get elected will serve as alternates. 


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.
Choose a picture from your computer to include with your candidate submission. 
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png.