Posted by Laura Hagen, HWFC Member-Owner
UPDATE! April 27, 2016. Please see the update to the story about Bloomingfoods Co-op in Indiana, here. Look at the top of the page and in the “Comments” section, below the post.
Here are the final official vote tallies for the two candidates whose total ballots were each subject to a recount:
Ned Depew 197
Anastasia Onorata 195
Ned Depew was elected to this Board seat by two (2) votes.
Thank you very much to Anastasia for running for the Board!
And thank you to Collin Thomas and Howard Brent, as well!
Here are the percentages of voters who voted for each candidate:
This candidate was not elected to the Board:
Anastasia Onorata 55.1
Collin Fox Thomas 21.8
Howard Brent 21.2
For the 620 of us who voted at our emergency Special Membership Meeting (SMM) on November 30, 2015, two of the three candidates we voted for – Kate Doyle and Carolynn Presser – won this election and are among the candidates who received the highest support from voters on Sunday, April 17, 2016.
The third Board member whom we elected at our SMM, Nate Horwitz (who was not up for election this time ’round) is currently seated as our Board President.
Saul Rigberg, who was appointed to the Board on March 1, 2016, and was chosen by Nate, Carolynn and Kate (as well as by Board members Daniel Morrissey and Ned Depew), was also among the candidates who received the highest support from voters on April 17, 2016.
Carolynn and Kate originally ran on a platform which strongly supported our Member-Owner Labor Program (MLP) & issues of Member-Owners of this co-operative, as well as transparency in co-op governance. The high level of support these two candidates, and Saul – their choice for a team member – received from HWFC Member-Owner voters on April 17, 2016, demonstrates Membership’s trust in and support of their positions as leaders of our co-operative.
Tim Corrigan and Rebekah Rice also ran for the Board at our SMM on November 30, 2015. It is heartening that they both chose to run again 4 1/2 months later – and won!
Richard Donegan is a new Board member and we welcome him to our Board of Directors and look forward to getting to know him!
Welcome and congratulations to the full slate and new Board of Directors of the Honest Weight Food Co-op:
Nate Horwitz, Daniel Morrissey, Carolynn Presser, Kate Doyle, Saul Rigberg, Tim Corrigan, Richard Donegan, Rebekah Rice and Ned Depew
FYI, below are the official election results from this week’s Inside Scoop:
354 valid votes were cast, so 88 votes equals a 25% plurality.
Anastasia Onorata Subject to recount
Ned Depew Subject to recount
Collin Fox Thomas 77
Howard Brent 75
The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.
John Philpot Curran