On February 11, 2021, the GCDP County Executive Committee (CEC) met to finalize the list of candidates for our replacement County Chair and vote for one of those candidates. This was a public meeting conducted with MobilizeAmeria (MA) and Zoom. We had 108 people sign up for the meeting via MA and at one point we had 65 attending the meeting via Zoom.
ZOOM SCREENSHOT OF PAGE 1 OF PARTICIPANTS
The CEC is composed of a County Chair and all the Precinct Chairs in Galveston County. When the current County Chair, John Young, resigned on January 23, 2021, the CEC became responsible for selecting a replacement to serve out the current term which, in this case, ends in June of 2022.
When the nominations and applications process were concluded, the CEC had three candidates to chose from: Rachel McAdam, Mandalyn Salazar and Elias Sánchez-Pérez.
The three candidates were present and were allowed 5 minutes to review their qualifications for this vacancy.
Thirty-two of 34 precinct chairs were present and constituted an exceptional quorum for conducting the GCDP business at hand. A roll-call vote was conducted. The GCDP Secretary, Loretta Davis, called the roll in precinct number sequence. Each precinct chair voiced their choice after their names were called. Three precinct chairs were not available for the roll-call vote and one abstained. In all, thirty votes were cast.
The details of the vote are shown below by both the original tabulation by the GCDP Secretary and in a summary spreadsheet prepared by the Secretary. The winner with 25 votes was Rachel McAdam.
Congratulations to the replacement Chair of GCDP.
VOTE AS RECORDED MANUALLY DURING ROLL CALL:
CHAIR VOTE TRANSCRIBED TO SPREADSHEET: