In order to provide comprehensive information on each of the 12 candidates for the elections of five officers that will take place at the U.S. Trotting Association's annual meeting in Las Vegas on Feb. 27, the USTA's website launched new election information pages on Tuesday.
To view each candidate's biography, candidate's platform and contact information, either click on the banner above the top stories on the home page of the USTA website or click here.
Among the candidates are five for USTA president, two for chairman of the board, three for vice-chairman of the board and one each for treasurer and secretary.
Following are the candidates for the five open USTA officer's positions (in alphabetical order):
USTA chairman of the board
USTA vice-chairman of the board
Elections for chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer and secretary are held on an annual basis, while presidential elections occur every four years.
The election for president had not been scheduled until 2019, but when former President Phil Langley announced his resignation effective at the end of 2016, it required an election to replace him. Current USTA chairman of the board Ivan Axelrod has been serving as interim president since Jan. 1, 2017 in accordance with USTA Bylaws. Therefore, the presidential election winner will complete the remainder of Langley's term through 2018 and there will be another election in 2019. (USTA)