February 03, 2023

2023 Düsseldorf-Ruhr Region Chapter Elections

2023 Chapter Elections

Here are the results from the Cologne-Bonn Region Chapter’s election held on Saturday, March 11, 2023.   

  • Chair:  Hossein Saatchi (Issy)
  • Vice Chair:  Aileen Dinin
  • Secretary:  Kelsey Pace
  • Communications Coordinator:  Ashely Gerwert
  • GOTV Coordinator:  election for this position was skipped
  • Press Coordinator:  Nicole Groß

We congratulate the newly elected leaders and wish them a successful term. Thank you to all the candidates for your willingness to serve and to everyone who participated and voted in the election.


All DA Germany chapters hold elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year.

The DA Germany Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee oversees the full process.

You must be present to vote.  Online attendance is considered present.   Please RSVP for the meeting so we know how many people plan to attend.

Election Rules

The election rules are defined in the DA Germany By-Laws and the DA Germany Chapter Election Rules.  

2023 Election Time

Date:  Saturday, March 11

Meeting Start Time:  15:30

Election Start Time:  16:00

RSVP Link:  Click Here

Note that the RSVP confirmation will include the link for the on-line meeting.   Please be sure to save it.

Elected Positions

The chapter will be electing officers for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Secretary
  • GOTV Coordinator
  • Press Coordinator
  • Communications Coordinator

Click here to read the job descriptions.

Please note that per DA rules, the Chair and Vice-Chair must be of different gender.   Gender rules do not apply to any other positions.

Nomination Process

Any member of the chapter can self-nominate or be nominated by any other member of the relevant chapter of DA Germany. All nominees must have been a member of DA Germany for at least 30 days prior to the election date and also must be a member of the chapter.

The cutoff for nominations is 14 days prior to the election.   Click here for the nomination form.

Each nominee must confirm they are willing to serve.   They will be given an opportunity to submit a candidate statement and up to 3 endorsement letters.

Additional nominations from the floor will be accepted during the election meeting in accordance with the election rules.


Here is the list of candidates. Click on their name to pull up a PDF with their candidate statement.

Chair - [no nomination by deadline]

Vice-Chair - [no nomination by deadline]

Secretary - [no nomination by deadline]

GOTV Coordinator - [no nomination by deadline]

Press Coordinator - [no nomination by deadline]

Communications Coordinator


We will be hosting some online information sessions where you can ask about the election positions, election rules, chapter information or other related DA questions. Please RSVP to receive the link to the session. 

  • Sunday, February 5, 14:00-15:00 - RSVP here
  • Monday, February 13, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here
  • Wednesday, February 22, 19:00-20:00 - RSVP here 

If you have any questions, you can send them to the Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected]