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  • Candidates Running for Office

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  • Candidates Running for Office

    No less than thirty (30) days before the elections, each candidate is required to present to their State Assembly Credentials Committee a written Curriculum Vitae and a Consent To Serve.

    Interested in serving, when vacancies, submit both completed forms below to your state assembly.

    Candidate Statement Form Model

    State Assembly Board of Directors Duties

    State Assembly Consent to Serve Form

    State Assembly Curriculum Vitae 

    State Assembly Bylaws

    Article V: Nominations and Elections
    Section 1 - Nominations
    A. No less than thirty (30) days before the elections, each potential candidate will be required to present to the Credentials Committee a written curriculum vitae and a consent to serve. All nominees who meet the qualifications for office shall be eligible for election.

    B. No less than thirty (30) days before the elections, the Credentials Committee shall present a list of candidates for each office to be filled at the elections via a State Assembly mailing, publication, or website distributed to the entire State Assembly membership.

    C. Nominations may also be made from the floor provided written consent of the nominees has
    been obtained in advance, and their credentials have been verified by the Credentials Committee. The Credentials Committee will meet the morning of, or immediately before the start of the State Assembly business meeting to accept curriculum vitae and consent to serve and determine the eligibility of candidates who will be nominated from the floor.

    D. A member holding an elective position may not be nominated for another position for which the term would begin before the expiration of the term of the current position unless the member resigns from her/his current elective position.

    E.  A member employed by AST shall not be nominated for a State Assembly elected position.

    Running for Officer Position

    ARTICLE VI: OFFICERS
    Section 1 - The officers of the State Assembly shall be the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

    Section 2 - Eligibility of Officers
    A. A candidate shall have been an *active member for one year immediately preceding nomination and, if elected, shall maintain that active status and not violated the Professional Code of Conduct.

    B. The required curriculum vitae, consent to serve, and one year of active membership in the state assembly are the only eligibility criteria that will be considered by the Credentials Committee.

    [Proviso: The following bylaw is required for all states that have been formed for at least five years unless an exception is approved by the National Board of Directors.]

    C. A candidate for the office of President shall have served at least one full term as a director or officer during the previous six years on the Board of Directors.

    D.   A candidate for the office of vice president shall not have served two full terms as president because such a candidate is ineligible to succeed to the office of president.

    Running for Director Position

    Section 2 - Eligibility of Directors
    A. A candidate for the State Assembly Board of Directors shall have been a member for one year immediately preceding nomination and if elected, shall maintain active status and not violated the Professional Code of Conduct. (Could have been a student member, as long, certified at the time of nominations.)

    B. The required curriculum vitae and consent to serve and one year of membership in the state assembly are the only eligibility criteria that will be considered by the Credentials Committee.

    * Definition of an Active Member: one who is currently a member of AST, and has passed the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) national certifying examination in surgical technology and maintains certification currency as defined by the NBSTSA.