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Old 07-02-2015, 03:18 PM
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What's the highest number of times an endorsed candidate has appeared on a SOA ballot before getting elected?
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Yup. And even if he had lost, most people don't run over and over again -- and perhaps would not be allowed to do so by the Nominating Committee. The only notable exception is Cecil Bykerk, who ran four consecutive times (2004-07) before finally winning a squeaker (Dale Yamamoto had more first-place votes) in 2007. And he did essentially nothing to rock the boat as SOA president (or as AAA president or as IAA president). That's what the Nominating Committee is looking for, apparently. It's sad.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:36 AM
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Hi All,

In the spirit of Actuarial Outpost, I thought you might want to see some early, unofficial nomination data.

After only 2 days, it looks like Jim's early progress toward the nomination goal of 660 is twice as fast as last year at nearly 200 self-reported nominations already! Please keep it up and spread the word!

I have also attached an Excel table to this post with some more data from last year's election. If anybody knows how to post the table as an image directly in the thread, please feel free to repost. Thanks!

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Hi All,

In the spirit of Actuarial Outpost, I thought you might want to see some early, unofficial nomination data.

After only 2 days, it looks like Jim's early progress toward the nomination goal of 660 is twice as fast as last year at nearly 200 self-reported nominations already! Please keep it up and spread the word!

I have also attached an Excel table to this post with some more data from last year's election. If anybody knows how to post the table as an image directly in the thread, please feel free to repost. Thanks!

Attachment 34117

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I wish Jim success in this effort. And, I hope enough members vote all together so that all three PE petition candidates make it to the final ballot - Jim Glickman, Tom Herget and Tom Bakos.

That is the only way the SoA membership can show it is interested and wants a real choice in this election.
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Old 07-14-2015, 01:03 PM
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Jim got more than 500 petition signatures last year and almost 2000 actual votes for president-elect (not to mention having been elected to the SOA Board twice before). With that much (non-debatable) support, sane people would expect the Nominating Committee to acknowledge Jim's legitimacy as a candidate and put him on the ballot.

Keep in mind that the Nominating Committee endorsed only two candidates, not the "recommended" three. But even with an open third spot, Jim was excluded. And so was Tom Herget, without explanation.

This has gotten so old. I'm just disgusted at this point. I may not vote at all. (I did sign Tom Bakos's petition, but with three people vying for the threshold 660 signatures, I wouldn't be surprised if all three fail, which would be a real shame.)

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Jim got more than 500 petition signatures last year and almost 2000 actual votes for president-elect (not to mention having been elected to the SOA Board twice before). With that much (non-debatable) support, sane people would expect the Nominating Committee to acknowledge Jim's legitimacy as a candidate and put him on the ballot.

Keep in mind that the Nominating Committee endorsed only two candidates, not the "recommended" three. But even with an open third spot, Jim was excluded. And so was Tom Herget, without explanation.

This has gotten so old. I'm just disgusted at this point. I may not vote at all. (I did sign Tom Bakos's petition, but with three people vying for the threshold 660 signatures, I wouldn't be surprised if all three fail, which would be a real shame.)

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Also, it should be pointed out, the NC even endorsed Jim in 2011 (I think) for President Elect. There is nothing wrong with Jim. It is the process the Nominating Committee uses that is insane.

Tom Herget is the good "Tom". One really has to wonder why he was left off a ballot with only 2 endorsed candidates.

This really is something that should be left up to the members.
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Jim received confirmation that as of yesterday at exactly the halfway point (11 of the 22 business days,) he is at 467 nominations out of the 660 required. There is still plenty of time to get the remaining nominations, so please nominate him if you haven't done so already. Thanks!

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It seems he made it to 660. Now get all your voting-eligible friends to vote for him in the election!
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This may be of me, but what happens if Tom Herget also gets more than 660 petition votes? Do they both get on the ballot? Or does only one of them, since the main ballot can only have three people on it?
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This may be of me, but what happens if Tom Herget also gets more than 660 petition votes? Do they both get on the ballot? Or does only one of them, since the main ballot can only have three people on it?
I don't know where you're getting the idea that the final ballot can only have 3 candidates on it.

There were 4 candidates not all that long ago.
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I don't know where you're getting the idea that the final ballot can only have 3 candidates on it.

There were 4 candidates not all that long ago.
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