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2011 annual election results

2011 annual election
This year’s winners are shown here while campaigning at our Edmonds store during the election. (l-r) Bruce Williams, store director Matt Smith, Buzz Hofford, Julianne Lamsek and Carol Binder. Hofford is retiring from the board when his term ends in June.

(May 24, 2011) — PCC's 2011 annual election began on Tuesday, April 26 and ended Thursday, May 19. The ballots were counted at a public meeting on Monday, May 23. Incumbents Carol Binder and Julianne Lamsek were elected to their second board terms and Bruce Williams was elected to his first. Complete election results are shown below.

Nominating committee chair Janet Hietter notes, ”We sincerely thank all the candidates who were part of this process. We appreciate the commitment to PCC and the willingness to engage in the election activities.”

The board’s representative on the nominating committee, Maggie Lucas, adds,” The board is grateful to all the members who voted. We’re delighted to have our colleagues Carol Binder and Julianne Lamsek return for new terms and we eagerly look forward to working with Bruce Williams.”

Board of Trustees View candidate statements & video
* The top three candidates are elected to three-year terms on PCC's Board of Trustees.
Julianne Lamsek* 1,457 votes
Carol Binder* 1,368 votes
Bruce Williams* 1,340 votes
Jane Repensek 483 votes
Michael LaBaw 405 votes
Nominating Committee View candidate statements
All four candidates are elected to one-year terms on the 2011-2012 PCC Nominating Committee
Tom Monahan 1,395 votes
Chantal Stevens 1,359 votes
Mary Simon 1,328 votes
Rick Riehle 1,301 votes

Total valid ballots cast: 1,884 (4.1026 percent of 45,921 active members)
Quorum required for board or bylaws election is 3 percent of active membership.

About PCC's annual election

A nine-member board of trustees directs PCC. Trustees serve three-year terms. There are three open trustee positions each year. An election is held each May to fill those positions.

The membership also selects a nominating committee in the annual election, choosing up to six members who serve for one year. The nominating committee recruits, screens and presents a slate of candidates to the membership for consideration in each annual election. The bylaws also provide a mechanism for candidates to be nominated by petition.

All active members may vote in all PCC elections. In addition to the annual elections, members may also vote on member initiatives or amendments to the articles or bylaws.

Quorums for all elections are set forth in PCC's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, Section V, Paragraph 4.


If you have questions about the PCC elections, please contact Janice Parker at 206-547-1222, ext. 126, or e-mail:

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