The MTHA’s election for the Board of Directors, held every three years, will take place again this summer. All 15 directorships are up for election in 2017. Directors are elected to a three-year term.

The MTHA Board of Directors consists of seven trainers, seven owners and one at-large Director. The at-large seat is determined by the highest vote-getter of the remaining candidates.

An election nominating committee has been appointed to develop a slate of nominees to be presented to the general membership at the MTHA annual meeting which is scheduled for Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. in the Ruffian Room at Laurel Park. The committee consists of Linda Gaudet, Tim Keefe, Mike Trombetta, Chip Reed and Mike Horning.

Any member who wishes to run for election should call the MTHA office at 410-902-6842 and plan to attend the annual meeting in June.

In addition to announcing nominees at the meeting in June, the nominating committee will receive nominations from the floor. Floor nominations need a verbal endorsement from at least 10 members and written consent from the nominee. Nominations will also be accepted by presentation of a petition bearing the signatures of at least 25 members and the nominee.

Ballots will be mailed to all members in July, with a return deadline scheduled for August.

All completed ballots will be mailed from and returned to a third-party company that specializes in corporate and non-profit elections. The election services firm will count ballots electronically and certify the results.

Results will be announced in mid-August.

Candidate profiles will be featured in a future Horsemen’s Newsletter issue and will be posted online at 

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