Delegate Elections

The results of the 2018 elections are in.  State Delegates and Alternate State Delegates where elections were held in 2018 are listed below:

Delegates

Alternate Delegates

Dr. James Martin, Delegate (AK)
Dr. Edward Barrington, Alternate Delegate (AK)
Dr. Leonard Notto, Delegate (AR)
Dr. Maurice Pearl, Alternate Delegate (AR)
Dr. Robert Nelson, Delegate (CO)
Dr. Monty Wilburn, Alternate Delegate (CO)
Dr. Douglas Briggs, Delegate (DE)
Dr. Annabelle MacAuley, Alternate Delegate (FL)
Dr. A. Carlo Guadagno, Delegate (FL)
Dr. Robert Klein, Alternate Delegate (HI)
Dr. Joseph Morelli, Delegate (HI)
Dr. Bradley Chicoine, Alternate Delegate (IA)
Dr. Rod Rebarcak, Delegate (IA)
Dr. Thomas Jensen, Alternate Delegate (IL)
Dr. Cindy Howard, Delegate (IL)
Dr. Sarah Graham, Alternate Delegate (MA)
Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Delegate (KY)
Dr. Chuck LeBlanc, Alternate Delegate (ME)
Dr. Thomas Sullivan, Delegate (MA)
Dr. Jodi Dorpinghaus, Alternate Delegate (MN)
Dr. Thomas Augat, Delegate (ME)
Dr. Paul Ellenbecker, Alternate Delegate (ND)
Dr. Michael Jacklitch, Delegate (ND)
Dr. Brendan McCann, Alternate Delegate (NH)
Dr. Wesley Merritt, Delegate (NH)
Dr. Louis Lupinacci, Alternate Delegate (NY)
Dr. Michael Pridham, Delegate (NM)
Dr. Richard Santelli, Alternate Delegate (OK)
Dr. Mariangela Penna, Delegate (NY)
Dr. Heidi Henson, Alternate Delegate (OR)
Dr. Michael Taylor, Delegate (OK)
Dr. George Petruska, Alternate Delegate (PA)
Dr. Vern Saboe, Delegate (OR)
Dr. Richard Lacey, Alternate Delegate (SC)
Dr. Daniel Schatzberg, Delegate (PA)
Dr. Holly Tucker, Alternate Delegate (TN)
Dr. Mark Thayer, Delegate (SC)
Dr. Michael Martin, Alternate Delegate (TX)
Dr. Richard Cole, Delegate (TN)
Dr. Christopher Duncan, Alternate Delegate (UT)
Dr. Dale White, Delegate (TX)
Dr. Erica Heppe, Alternate Delegate (VA)
Dr. Ammon Strehlow, Delegate (UT)
Dr. Karl Clarkson, Alternate Delegate (WV)
Dr. Stephanie Johnson, Delegate (VA)
 
Dr. Brian Erickson, Delegate (WV)
 

 

Eligibility Requirements

(ACA Bylaws, Article IV Section C)

1. Delegates / ACA State or Area Chapter President

To become a delegate, a candidate must:

  • Be a voting member of ACA in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately preceding the election and hold a D.C. degree for three years immediately preceding the election, except as provided in Article III.
  • Hold an active chiropractic license in the chiropractic profession except as provided in Article III Section E 4, in the delegate representative area (by zip code) within the state, territory, Canada, Mexico or in any other foreign country from which he seeks election.
  • Not be an officer, governor, or employee of ACA.
  • Be current in all financial obligations to ACA.
  • Inform ACA headquarters in writing via verified mail, verified email or verified facsimile of intention to seek election as delegate or alternate by September 15 preceding the October voting date.
  • Disclose on a form furnished by the Secretary, any ownership or investment interest or employment relationship with: i) any managed care organization that contracts for services rendered by Doctors of Chiropractic, or ii) any private organization that reviews the professional services rendered by Doctors of Chiropractic.
  • A former SACA National Chairman will be granted one year of the three years required for eligibility as delegate provided they meet all other requirements.

2. Alternate Delegates / ACA State or Area Chapter Vice President

To become an alternate delegate, a candidate must:

  • Be a member of ACA (including SACA) in continuous good standing for at least two years immediately preceding the election.
  • Hold an active chiropractic license in the chiropractic profession except as provided in Article III Section E 4, in the delegate representative area (by zip code) within the state, territory, Canada, Mexico or in any other foreign country from which he seeks election.
  • Not be an officer, governor, or employee of ACA.
  • Be current in all financial obligations to ACA.
  • Inform ACA headquarters in writing via verified mail, verified email or verified facsimile of intention to seek election as delegate or alternate by September 15 preceding the October voting date.
  • Disclose on a form furnished by the Secretary, any ownership or investment interest or employment relationship with: i) any managed care organization that contracts for services rendered by Doctors of Chiropractic, or ii) any private organization that reviews the professional services rendered by Doctors of Chiropractic.

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