DA Germany 2021 Elections


DA Germany holds elections for new officers in the first quarter of every odd-number year. This includes positions at the local chapter level and the Germany national level.

This year, all chapter and national elections were held during online meetings. All local chapter elections were held before the national elections.

Below, you will find an overview of the chapter elections as well as an overview of the national elections.

National Elections

National elections were held online during the 2021 DA Germany Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2021. 

2021-2023 Executive Committee

Chair: Kenton Barnes

Vice Chair: Emily Lines

Secretary: Jennifer von Estorff

Treasurer: Powen Shiah

Chapter Development Coordinator: Matt LeMieux

Communications Coordinator: Kaitlyn Kennedy

Events & Fundraising Coord: Courtney Newman

GOTV Coordinator: Teresa Ritterhoff

Membership/IT Coordinator: Shari Temple

Press Coordinator: Anya Leonhard


DPCA Voting Reps Delegation:

Candice Kerestan

Shari Temple

Aileen Dinin

Anya Leonhard

Matt LeMieux

Powen Shiah

Quaide Williams

Antar Rashiq Keith

Vincienzo Cabrera

Robert Scott

Angela Fobbs

Diego Rivas

Pat Klipp

National Election Rules & Procedures

The election rules are defined in the DA Germany Bylaws and the DA Germany National Election Rules. National-level elections are facilitated by a neutral, three-member Nominations and Election Subcommittee (NES) of the DA Germany ExCom. No members of the NES were seeking national-level office themselves.

If you have any questions, please send to the 2021 Nominations and Elections Subcommittee at [email protected].

National Positions

See Job Descriptions for all positions here.

DA rules state that our Chair and Vice Chair must be different genders, and no gender can make up more than half plus one of the full delegation of DPCA Voting Reps. We've asked candidates their gender and have included it for candidates for the relevant positions: (m) male, (f) female, (n) non-binary.

You can see Candidate Statements and Endorsements on our National Candidates page.

Chapter Elections

All 2021 Chapter elections are complete.   You can click on links below to see the results.

The election rules are defined in the DA Germany Bylaws and the DA Germany Chapter Election Rules. Chapter-level elections are facilitated by a neutral, five-member Chapter Elections and Nominations Committee (CNEC). No members of the CNEC are seeking chapter-level office themselves. 

Chapter Positions

Each chapter elects a chapter chair for a two-year term. Each chapter decides which additional positions to elect. The potential positions are Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Coordinator, GOTV Coordinator, Phonebanking Coordinator, and Press Coordinator. Click here to read the chapter job descriptions.

Chapter Elections

Information about each chapter election can be found on the chapter's 2021 election page. This includes:

  • Date and time of election
  • Link to RSVP for the election meeting
  • List of elected positions
  • Nomination deadline and link to nomination form
  • List of candidates

Here are the links to each chapter's election page:

If you have any questions, please send to the 2021 Chapter Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected].