At Annual Session 2013, the House of Delegates will elect its 2013-14 executive committee and speaker of the House of Delegates. On the first day the House meets, executive committee and speaker
candidates address the House and present their platforms. Voting takes
place on the last day of House meetings (only credentialed delegates may
vote). Balloting takes place throughout the day and the president, vice
presidents and speaker are announced by the close of the meeting. After Annual Session, the 2013-14 national leaders will officially begin their terms.
The executive committee consists of the president, two vice presidents and the executive director (ASDA staff). The president serves as the spokesperson for the association. He or she interacts with leaders and members at all levels and has the opportunity to address issues important to ASDA with organizations including ADA, ADEA and other dental student groups. The president works closely with the vice presidents and staff in making key decisions to further the association. The vice presidents may serve as spokespersons for ASDA when requested.
The three candidates with the most votes are elected to the executive committee. In a second round of voting among these top three candidates, the candidate who wins the simple majority vote (more than 50 percent of the vote) will become ASDA’s president. The other two candidates will become ASDA’s vice presidents.
Executive committee candidates (in alphabetical order):
Speaker of the House of Delegates
The speaker presides during all House of Delegates meetings, instructs delegates about the rules and procedures of the House, informs delegates and members of the association about the actions taken by the House, determines the order of business for each House of Delegates meeting, and reviews and makes recommendations for revisions to the House. There is one speaker candidate this year:
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