2021 Democrats Abroad Japan National Election Results

The 2021 Nomination and Election Committee (NEC) is pleased to announce the results of the 2021 National Election. Votes were counted on May 29th, and recorded by the NEC as follows:

Total ballots cast: 45

Total legitimate ballots: 43 (Completed ballots and confirmed membership)

Chair

  • Sarajean Rossitto - 41 votes; 95.3% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 2; 4.7% total valid ballots

Vice Chair

  • Elliott I. Davis - 41 votes; 95.3% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 2; 4.7% total valid ballots

Secretary

  • Dave Brauer - 41 votes; 95.3% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 2; 4.7% total valid ballots

Treasurer

  • Ruth South McCreery - 41 votes; 95.3% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 2; 4.7% total valid ballots

National Council

  • Max Sternberg - 39 votes; 90.7% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • (write-in candidate) David Litt - 1 vote; 2.3% total valid ballots
  • No votes - 3; 7.0% total valid ballots

Member-at-Large for Hokkaido

  • No votes

Member-at-Large for Eastern/Northern Honshu

  • (write-in candidate) Bran Cowart - 9 votes; 24.3% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • (write-in candidate) Regina Salathe - 1 vote; 2.7% total valid ballots
  • No votes - 27, 73.0% total valid ballots

Member-at-Large for Western/Southern Honshu

  • (write-in candidate) Joy Jarman-Walsh - 1 vote; 25% of total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 3; 75% of total valid ballots

Member-at-Large for Shikoku

  • No votes

Member-at-Large for Kyushu/Okinawa

  • Raymond Kunikane Terhune - 1 vote; 50% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • No votes - 1; 50% total valid ballots

Democratic Party Committee Abroad (DPCA Voting Representative)

  • John A. Baumlin Jr. - 37 votes; 86.0% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • (write-in candidate) Gordon Gaul - 1 vote; 2.3% total valid ballots
  • No votes - 5; 11.6% total valid ballots

Alternate DPCA Voting Representative

  • (write-in candidate) Regina Salathe - 21 votes; 48.8% total valid ballots (WINNER)
  • (write-in candidate) Jenise Treuting - 2 votes; 4.7% total valid ballots
  • No votes - 20; 46.5% total valid ballots

*Note: For the Member-at-Large positions, votes and valid ballots came from members who reside in those areas.

Thank you to everyone who ran as a candidate and who voted in this election! We were very impressed by the voter turnout! 

Sincerely,
2021 Nomination and Election Committee
Gregorio Gagnon, Anna Costello, Kiyoko Ayukawa