Thursday, May 06, 2010

MCEA Delays Apple Ballot Recommendations (Updated)

Last night, MCEA's Representative Assembly was scheduled to vote on Apple Ballot recommendations for most state legislative races in the county. But the session was taken up mostly by contract-related issues and the union decided to postpone its endorsement decision until the next assembly meeting on June 2. At that time, we understand that MCEA will release all of its recommendations for state and county offices together. That would be a return to the procedure used by the union in 2006.

The assembly did vote to make one endorsement: District 19 House candidate Bonnie Cullison, who is the union's former President.

Update: MCEA sent the following email to candidates.

We would like to thank you so much for coming to interview with MCEA. Our goal last night was to make all our recommendations. Due to other agenda items that took more time than anticipated, we unfortunately did not have enough time to dedicate to the recommendation process. We want to ensure that our representatives are given the full opportunity to participate fully. Therefore, we voted yesterday to move almost all the MCEA Recommendations to our June meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our Legislative Director Jon Gerson at 301-294-6232.
Abby Hendrix

MCEA Political Action and Legislative Support Committee Chair