CLEVELAND, December 2 — As prescribed by the Rules for the 2014 BLET National Division Officers Election, National Secretary-Treasurer William C. Walpert yesterday released the verified results of the 2014 BLET National Division Officers election. A total of 26 National Division Officers and Alternates were chosen in the election and all were elected by acclamation. Four-year terms of office will begin on January 1, 2015.
Delegates at the BLET’s Third National Convention, which concluded on October 2, 2014, nominated just one candidate for each National Division office. While the convention was in session, the presiding officer cast a ballot to elect each of those candidates by acclamation. As a result, there was no need to conduct a mail ballot election under the Election Rules and the BLET Bylaws.
The newly-elected National Division officers are:
National President — D. R. Pierce
First Vice President — E. L. Pruitt
National Secretary-Treasurer — S. J. Bruno
Vice President and National Legislative Representative — J. P. Tolman
Vice President No. 1 — M. J. Ruef
Vice President No. 2 — M. D. Twombly
Vice President No. 3 — G. L. Gore
Vice President No. 4 — M. D. Priester
Vice President No. 5 — C. W. Davis
Vice President No. 6 — J. P. Louis
Vice President No. 7 — R. C. Gibbons
Trustee No. 1 — D. P. Estes
Trustee No. 2 — M. L. Wallace
Trustee No. 3 — M. O. Wilson
Alternate National Secretary-Treasurer — D. P. Estes
Alternate Vice President No. 1 — M. L. Wallace
Alternate Vice President No. 2 — M. O. Wilson
Alternate Vice President No. 3 — J. W. Dent, Jr.
Alternate Vice President No. 4 — W. P. Lyons
Alternate Vice President No. 5 — K. J. Moore
Alternate Vice President No. 6 — L. R. Fannon, Jr.
Alternate Vice President No. 7 — J. A. Holdcraft
Alternate Vice President No. 8 — A. D. Cook, III
Alternate Vice President No. 9 — G. D. Best
Alternate Vice President and National Legislative Representative No. 1 — V. G. Verna
Alternate Vice President and National Legislative Representative No. 2 — P. S. Piekarski
NST Walpert offered his “sincere congratulations and warmest personal regards” to all the elected officers. A copy of his letter is available for download from the BLETNational Division website.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014