Election results

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 18, 2006)—The 2006 USA Cycling Association Trustee elections are over after a record number of both voters and candidates participated. A total of 2570 USA Cycling members cast 3804 total votes. Those numbers represent the highest number for an election outside of years in which all of the athlete representatives are up for re-election.

After the 2006 elections, several new trustee members were elected.

Don Edberg (Custer, Wis.) was elected as the Organizer Trustee with 368 votes over incumbent Tom Spiegel (Fawnskin, Calif.) who collected 214 votes. Todd Seplavy (Rocky Point, N.Y.) was elected to the Industry position with 325 votes over Dorothy Nichols (Woodstock, Vt.) who collected 262 votes.

In the Western Section, incumbent Tom Simonson (Oakland, Calif.) retained his position with 277 votes over Richard Feldman (Ketchum, Idaho/141), Brad House (Torrance, Calif./67) and Robert Scott Frank (Hermosa Beach, Cailf./32).

In the Central Section, Andrew Hollinger (Bedford, Texas) was elected with 138 votes over Mark Tyson (Colorado Springs, Colo./113), Michael Hewitt (New Albany, Ind./82), Matthew Curin (Noblesville, Ind./79), Leigh Barczewski (Houston, Texas/75) and Jim Cushing-Murray (Frisco, Colo./53).

In the Eastern Section, incumbent Jim Patton (Crofton, Md.) retained his seat with 386 votes over Michael Norton (Monson, Mass./342), John Johnson (Atlanta, Ga./331) and Kenneth Erdelyi (Brick, N.J./71).

There were three positions in the USPRO elections and all of them ran uncontested. Joining the board as At-Large Trustee is Bill Peterson (San Anselmo, Calif.). Chris Aronhalt (Tyrone, Ga.) was elected as the Organizer Trustee. Tom Schuler (Wauwatosa, Wis.) was elected as the Trade Team Trustee.

For collegiate cycling, Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo.) was elected uncontested as the Athlete Trustee. Mark Abramson (Somerville, Mass.) and Doug Owen (Banner Elk, N.C.) were elected uncontested as the At-Large Trustees.

In the first election for the newly created BMXA association, Jason Richardson (San Marcos, Calif.) was elected as the Athlete Trustee in an uncontested election. Four candidates ran for the two At-Large positions available. Bernard Anderson (Chandler, Ariz.) and Clayton John (Mesa, Ariz.) were elected with 83 and 81 votes respectively over Pete Dylewski (Signal Hill, Calif./28) and Bill Grad (San Diego, Calif./24).

Welcome to our new trustees and welcome back to the returning incumbents. We also extend our thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s election for your dedication to cycling and the political process.

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