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VEA Elections

Check here for the latest news and documents relating to VEA statewide elections.

Petitions Available for NEA Director Slot

VEA delegates to the VEA Convention in March will choose one candidate for a spot on the NEA Board of Directors. Members interested in running for the position should obtain a petition and begin collecting signatures. Signatures of 100 VEA members are required.

You can get a petition by contacting VEA's Barbara Rackley at VEA's office address (116 South Third Street, Richmond, VA 23219) or at

January 12, 2015 is the deadline for returning completed petitions. They must be either hand-delivered or postmarked by this date. Return them to VEA at the address listed above.

Click here to see election timeline.

The NEA Director position is a 3-year term running from Sept. 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018.

VEA-Retired Elections

Click here for VEA-R election timelines and here to download a nomination form.

Results of VEA Statewide Voting

Meg Gruber (Prince William), VEA president, was elected by Delegates to the VEA Delegate Assembly to an additional two-year term. That term will begin August 1, 2014.

Dr. James Fedderman (Accomack), was elected to a three-year term as a VEA representative to the NEA Board of Directors. That term also will begin August 1, 2014.

Unopposed candidates for statewide office, who had previously been declared elected by the VEA Board of Directors, also were introduced to the Delegate Assembly. They included Jeff Pennington (Floyd), who will serve a two-year term as VEA Vice President, and Gwen Edwards (Prince William), who will serve as Alternate ESP At-Large Director.

In addition, Delegates recognized two individuals who were elected by members of the VEA-Retired to serve on the VEA Board of Directors. They are R. Edward Fifer (First VEA-Retired at-Large Director) and Dr. Dennis Pfennig (Second VEA-Retired at-Large Director).

Questions? Contact Barbara Rackley at VEA, 804-775-8302 or

Campaign Regulations

Campaign Regulations for VEA Statewide Elections.

Here are our campaign regulations, last updated by the VEA Board of Directors in October 2011.


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