2023 Ballot Candidates
If you would like to file for candidacy for any of these positions, please read through the requirements and rules below.
To file for candidacy:
- Candidates can email their declaration to Candidate@tica.org and the EO will send an invoice for the filing fee.
- Filing period June 1 – July 31st
- Filing fee for president/vice-president- USD 25
- Filing fee for breed committee-USD 10
- Membership should be = > 2027
- Must have been member in good standing for 2 consecutive years
Names in blue have links to candidates supporting statements
President: Choosing a candidate for President
Vice President: Choosing a candidate for Vice President
Ellen V Crockett
TICA Breed Committee Member: Choosing a candidate for TICA Breed Committee Member
Abyssinian Breed Group (AB):
American Bobtail (SH/LH):
American Curl (LH/SH):
Australian Mist (AUM):
Kay L Hanvey
American Shorthair (AS):
Bengal Breed Group (BG/BGL):
British Breed Group (BS/BL):
Pamela A Barrett
Burmese/Bombay Breed Group (BU/BO):
Cornish Rex (CR):
Devon Rex (DR):
Ellen V. Crockett
Japanese Bobtail Breed Group (JB/JBL):
Kurilian Bobtail Breed Group (KB/KBL):
LaPerm Breed Group (LP/LPS):
John F Sokol
Manx Breed Group (MX/CY):
Maine Coon Breed Group (MC/MCP):
Phillipa M Holmes
Carolyn (Cari) Tucker
Laurie Taft Woods
Munchkin Breed Group (MK/MKL):
Minuet Breed Group (MNT/MNL):
Romaine E Halupa
Patricia L. Arnold
Persian Breed Group (PS/HI/ES):
Adolfo Gonzalez Marquez
Kornelia (Konnie) Surmann
Mimi Xin Fu
Dmitry S Gembitsky
Donna B Lawver
Scottish Breed Group (SF/SFL/SCS/SCL):
Selkirk Rex (LH/SH):
Katherine Marshall Ruttan
Sarah Louise Walker
Siamese Breed Group (SI/BA/OS/OL):
Vicki Jo Harrison
Rose Mary Cyr
Mayumi (Mimi) Tsuruoka
Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin
Kerry J Dolan
Kathryn W Sottile
Turkish Angora (TA):
Article Fourteen – Election of Officers
114.1 Time of Election. Election of officers shall take place in October every third year by ballot of the membership.
1014.1 Intervals. The regional Directors from the Mid Pacific, Northeast, Northern Europe, South America, Southeast, Western Europe and Southwest regions are elected every 3 years beginning in 1994. All other Regional Directors are elected every 3 years beginning in 1995.
1014.1.1 If a region is added, or adjustments are made to a region or regions, the first term of the new Regional Director will be determined in such a way that no more than one-half the Board of Directors will stand for election or re-election in any given year.
114.1.1 Beginning in 2005, the President and Vice-President shall be elected every 3 years in the same years that Breed Committees are elected.
114.1.2 The President and Vice-President elected in 2001 shall serve an additional year in order to make the transition in election years.
1014.2.1 Filing Fees. The filing fee for election to the Board of Directors is $25. The filing fee for election to Breed Committees is $10.
1014.2.2 Membership Fees. Any member qualifying for an elected office shall be required to pay membership dues for the entire term of office for which he qualifies in addition to the filing fees.
1014.2.3 TREND Fee. The fee for a 500-word article to be published in the TICA TREND is $30. Candidates may include a photo with the statement. Statements are limited to the August/September and October/November TREND.
1014.2.4 No other advertisement, endorsement or article on any candidacy may be printed in the official newsletter. Candidates who are drafted by write-in vote of the membership shall fulfill all qualifications of those filing for office.
114.2 Announcement of Candidates. Any member who has been a member in good standing for 2 consecutive years immediately preceding shall be eligible to seek office and shall declare his candidacy in writing to the Executive Office not more than 4 months nor less than 2 months before the election month with the filing fee established by the Board of Directors. If no member in the region or no member in the Breed/Breed Group Section has been a member for the 2 years immediately preceding the election, the 2-year membership requirement shall not apply. This shall entitle the candidate to be listed as a candidate for the office sought in every issue of the newsletter including the newsletter prior to the ballot being mailed to the membership. Each candidate shall be entitled to publish a summary of his/her experience, credentials and platform in accordance with Standing Rules.
Article Seven - Duties of Officiers
17.1 Duties of the President and Vice President.
17.1.1 Duties of the President: The President shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the
Association and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors. The President shall preside at the Annual
Convention and all other meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors. The President shall
perform all duties delegated to that office by these By-Laws or by the Board of Directors. The President
shall enter into no contracts or file no lawsuits in the name of the Association without specific authority
from the Board of Directors.
17.1.2 Duties of the Vice President: In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall serve
as President and Chairperson of the Board of Directors and shall perform all other duties delegated to
that office by these By-Laws, the President or the Board of Directors.
114.3.1 The election ballot shall contain a list of candidates. The ballot for election of President, Vice President and Regional Directors shall also contain lines for write-in votes. The provisions of Article Thirteen shall apply to election of officers.
114.3.2 The candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. In the case of a tie, a run-off election shall be held.
114.3.3 No person may hold more than one elected position on the Board of Directors at one time.
220.127.116.11 A Regional Director who is elected President or Vice-President must resign as Regional Director effective on the date of assuming the office of President or Vice-President.
18.104.22.168 Appointment of a new Regional Director shall be in accordance with 15.3.2 of these By-Laws.
114.4 Run-Off Elections. If a run-off election is required, a run-off ballot shall be mailed to each member eligible to vote. The provisions of Article Thirteen shall apply to run-off elections.
114.5 Elected officers shall take office January of the ensuing year.
114.6 Responsibilities of Members. Each member shall be responsible to ensure that his ballot is properly authenticated and forwarded as set forth in 113.3.5 above. No member shall attempt to invalidate or otherwise tamper with the TICA election process in any manner whatsoever.
Breed Committee Elections
15.2 Elected Breed/Breed Group Committees.
15.2.1 The members of each Breed/Breed Group Section shall elect a Breed Committee, each member
to serve a term of 3 years or until a successor is duly elected or appointed in the event of a vacancy.
22.214.171.124 The number of Breed/Breed Group Committee members shall be determined
as set forth in the Standing Rules and may be increased or decreased based on the number of
Breed/Breed Group Section members and the needs of the Breed/Breed Group Section.
105.2.1 Breed Committees. The number of breed Committee members shall be determined by the number of
Breed Section Members as of April 30th of the election year as extracted from the membership program. The
following formula will be applied:
Under 75 Breed Section Members: 3 Committee Members
75-150 Breed Section Members: 5 Committee Members
Over 150 Breed Section Members: 7 Committee Members
105.2.2 The filing fee for election to Breed Committees is $10.
126.96.36.199 The Breed/Breed Group Committee member receiving the highest number of
votes shall become the Breed/Breed Group Committee Chairperson.
188.8.131.52.1 In the event of a two-way tie, the two receiving the highest number of votes
may serve as co-chairpersons or may determine between themselves the chairperson or may request
a run-off. It shall be the responsibility of the two concerned to advise the Executive Office which option
they are exercising.
184.108.40.206.2 In the event of a three-way or greater tie, a run-off election shall be held to
determine the chairperson.
220.127.116.11 If for any reason the Breed Committee Chair is vacated, the Breed Committee
member who received the next highest number of votes shall become the Breed Committee Chair. The
vacant seat on the Breed Committee shall be filled with the Breed Section member who received the
next highest number of votes. If all members who ran in the election for Breed Committee are already
serving, the Breed Committee may complete the term with a vacant seat(s) or request that the vacancy
be filled by appointment of the Board of Directors. The Breed Committee shall notify the Executive
Office of any such changes. Notices of Breed Committee resignations and replacements shall be
published in the TICA TREND.
15.2.2 Qualifications for Election to a Breed/Breed Group Committee. Candidates for election to a
Breed/Breed Group Committee shall provide documentation of having met the following requirements
18.104.22.168 Have met the eligibility requirement(s) to vote in any TICA election (See ByLaws 113.1).
TICA By-Laws, Page 10 Version C 25-Apr-2023
22.214.171.124 Have met the requirements for Breed/Breed Group Section membership (See
126.96.36.199 Have paid TICA membership dues for the 3 years of the applicable term.
188.8.131.52 Have a TICA Registered Cattery (except for the HHP Breed Committee).
184.108.40.206.1 Have bred and registered with TICA a minimum of two litters of the appropriate
breed (except for the HHP Breed Committee).
220.127.116.11.2 Have owned and shown a cat of the appropriate breed in a minimum of five
shows within the three show seasons immediately preceding the election. (Note: Applicants for
Household Pet Breed Committee(s) must meet this requirement to qualify for breed committee
18.104.22.168.3. Breed Group Membership. For those breed sections that have been merged
into a breed group, membership in only one breed of the breed group is sufficient to allow the member
otherwise qualified to seek membership on the breed group committee.
15.2.3 No member shall be a member of more than three breed committees.
15.3 No person shall be eligible to serve as an elected officer (See By-Laws 15.1) of this Association
who is an officer of another similar association, or who has any outstanding indebtedness to TICA or
to a TICA club.
15.4 Resignation of elected officers shall take effect immediately unless the resignation itself states
an effective date, in which case the resignation shall become effective on the stated date.
15.5 In order to avoid a possible conflict of interest no person(s) who is a principal(s) in any show
production company shall be eligible to serve as an officer or director of this association.