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NEA-Retired Governance & Elections

We work within NEA to support public education and advocate for issues affecting retirees.
NEA-Retired members attend a meeting Gerald Lillard

2022 NEA-Retired Elections

The following Retired members have filed for NEA-Retired office:

Vice President (1 position, 3 years)

  • Jean Dobashi, HI
  • Tom Wellman, NV

Executive Council (2 positions, 3 years)

  • Pauline George, AL
  • Roberta Margo, MN
  • Ross Dill, IL

NEA Board of Directors (2 positions, 3 years)

  • Linda McCrary, TN
  • Ed Foglia, CA
  • Carimenia "Felicia" Hampshire, FL
  • Mary Ann Rivera, IL
  • Penni Cyr, ID

NEA Board of Directors Alt. (1 position, 3 years)

  • Diane Larson

Candidates for NEA-Retired Seats on the NEA Board of Directors

  • Bobby J. Pierson, AL
  • Pat Jordan, CT
  • Ginny Bosse, WI
  • Karen Solhiem, GA
  • Kathleen Purdy, OH
  • Gary McGrane, ME

2022 Retired Elections Calendar

All elections-related correspondence must be sent to NEA-Retired Elections Chair Steve Gorrie at [email protected].


Standing Governance Documents

NEA-Retired Governance

The NEA-Retired Executive Council shall comprise the President, Vice President, and Secretary of the NEA-Retired, and six members of the NEA-Retired elected at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, for three-year staggered terms, through an open nomination and secret ballot election.

Following the election of officers and Executive Council members at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting, if the total membership of the NEA-Retired Executive Council does not include at least one member of an ethnic-minority group, an ethnic-minority member shall be elected to the Council in accordance with the provisions of Article XII, Section 4, of these Bylaws. The election shall be conducted with open nominations and a secret ballot. The term of the ethnic-minority member shall be one year.

Representation on the NEA Board of Directors

Members of the NEA-Retired shall have representation as provided in the NEA Constitution and Bylaws.

The number of Retired directors on the NEA Board of Directors is currently six and shall be determined as provided in the NEA Constitution and Bylaws.

The members are elected at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting. Each Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly in attendance shall be entitled to vote.

Representation to the NEA Representative Assembly

Members of the NEA-Retired shall be represented at the NEA Representative Assembly by the Retired delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly. These delegates are elected from their governance states. The number of Retired delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly shall be determined as provided in the NEA Bylaws. Each Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly in attendance shall be entitled to vote.

Representation on the NEA Resolutions Committee

Members of the NEA-Retired shall have representation as provided in the NEA Standing Rules. The number of NEA-Retired members on the NEA Resolutions Committee shall be determined as provided in the NEA Standing Rules. We currently seat six from NEA-Retired.

Resolutions Committee members shall be elected at the NEA-Retired Annual Meeting consistent with the NEA Standing Rules. Each Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly in attendance shall be entitled to vote.

Becky Pringle 2021 RA

Join NEA-Retired

Are you retiring this year and want to continue the benefits of NEA membership? Join more than 320,000 retired educators who continue to support students and public education. For a one-time fee of $300 (plus applicable state dues), you can lock in your NEA dues for life and secure existing and new benefits that will help make your retirement rewarding.
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