MTHA To Hold Election For Board of Directors

The MTHA’s election for the Board of Directors, held every three years, will take place again this December. All 15 Board seats are up for election in 2020. Directors are elected to a three-year term. The MTHA Board 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 will be scheduled in November by Zoom. This committee consists of Directors Linda Gaudet, Tim Keefe, Mike Trombetta, R. Larry Johnson, JoAnn Hayden and Mike Horning. Any member who wishes to run for election should email the MTHA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 410-902-6842 and plan to attend the annual meeting. In addition to announcing nominees at the meeting in November, the Board can receive nominations from the floor from members. Floor nominations need an endorsement from at least ten members and written consent from the nominee. Nominations may 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 beginning December 1, with a return deadline scheduled for December 31. All completed ballots will be mailed from and returned to a third-party company which specializes in corporate and non-profit elections. This election services firm will count the returned ballots and certify the results. Results will be announced online in mid-January. Candidate profiles will be featured in a future Horsemen’s Newsletter issue and posted at mdhorsemen.com.

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