2020-21 AEA PRIMARY ELECTION AEA members can vote for the following candidates during the AEA Primary Election that will be held beginning at 8:00 a.m. on February 8, 2021 and ending on February 22, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Should there be a 2021 Final Election, it will be held March 22, 2021 beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending April 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Voting for active members will be online at www.aeaonline.org. Look for the “Vote Here” Icon on the AEA website beginning February 8. Members can access the voting site seven days a week, 24 hours a day during the voting period. You must enter your voter ID that is printed on your AEA membership card. Contact the AEA Office if you need any assistance with your voter ID, (501) 375-4611, Ext. 101 or 104. Retired members will receive a ballot by regular mail to vote for NEA Retired Delegates. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order.
BOARD NOMINEES PRESIDENT/NEA DELIGATE 2 YEAR TERM 7/15/2021 - 7/14/2023 CAROL B. FLEMING Educators are facing unimaginable challenges – both professional and personal. It’s times like these that we find strength and encouragement through the unity of our Association. During my first term, we built relationships to ensure your voice is at the forefront of policy makers’ decisions and strengthened our communities, locals, and member involvement across the state. I ask for your vote to serve a second term. AEA needs an advocate who represents all educators; is part of the conversations impacting public education; and sets a clear vision as we emerge from these difficult times. With your support for continued service, we will engage in advocacy efforts to protect students, schools, and retirement benefits. Let me continue to Share Your Voice as AEA President. Respectfully, Carol Fleming. MARY KNIGHT Greetings Colleagues, Today, in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I know that our unity as an organization is solid. Because we are united in a spirit of love and responsibility, our sense of purpose will consistently transform any situation so that our despair becomes hope; and hope will always help us rise and serve as the great leaders needed by AEA. As I begin my campaign for President, humbly, I ask for your support to help me meet the successes as well as the challenges so that AEA may forever be the voice of education and educators.
Voting for active members will be online at www.aeaonline.org. Look for the “Vote Here”Icon on the AEA website beginning February 8.
ROY VAUGHN Hardworking, ambitious, and professional are three characteristics that best describe me as a member of the Arkansas Education Association. Service is the key to the longevity of AEA, my commitment to service in and out of the classroom has provided the skills necessary to function well as AEA President. I am committed to working for social justice and educator rights. My goal is to grow the AEA into an organization ALL educators would be proud to be a member of. My goal as the next president of AEA is to regain the trust of educators around the state and fight for issues that matter most to them: safety, a living wage, and student success.