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2014 USA National Karate do Federation Athlete Representative to the Nominating and Governance Committee

Oct. 16, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

Athlete Representative Election

Pursuant to USA National Karate-do Federation Bylaws, an election will be held to select the Athlete Representative to the Nominating and Governance Committee.  

To be eligible to vote you must be a member in good standing in the Athlete membership class as of September 15, 2014. You must be at least 18 years of age and a United States Citizen. If you have received a ballot via email you are eligible to vote. If you believe you should have received a ballot please contact the national office and your eligibility will be reviewed. You must be recognized as an eligible voter or your ballot will not be counted. Members can only vote in one member class and once you have declared or have voted in an election you can not change the member class for 4 years.
Candidates for Athlete Representative to the Nominating and Governance Committee
The following candidates stand for election:
Dr. Clay Morton“I have been a member of the board of directors of USA Karate from 2002- 2012. During this time I served on the five person transition board during USA Karate's restructuring. I helped with the interviewing and election of several board members in 2008.” 
George Kotaka“I have been a member of the USANKF since 1996.  I believe that I have the experience, knowledge, and integrity to be an athlete representative. I represented the United States since making the team in 1996 and have brought home two WKF World Championship titles. I have lived the life of the athlete for over 2 decades and I continue to work with some of the highest level competitors on our current senior and junior national team. I would love to continue this passion and represent the athletes to its fullest potential.” 

To cast your vote follow the instructions on the ballot email that you received. You may vote only once and casting multiple votes may invalidate your ballot. All ballots must be received by the USOC no later than 5:00pm MST November 7, 2014.  
Should you have any questions regarding the election process, please direct them to the National Office via email