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The election is divided in 3 separate stages of elections:

The first election will be for the USOPC Athlete Advisory Council Representative, the Approved Sports Organization Director and the Affiliate Organization Director. Ballots will be emailed 10/20/21 and election closes 5pm MST on 11/9/21. 

The second election will be for the USA-NKF AAC members and the Athlete Director. Ballots will be emailed 11/12/21 and election closes 5pm MST on 12/2/21

The third election will be for the USA-NKF Nominating and Governance Committee Athlete member. Ballots will be emailed 12/7/21 and election closes 5pm MST on 12/27/21.

Election Ballots for eligible voters are sent from "USA-NKF Election Admin" at help@yeselections.com. These are sent to the email on file for eligible voters. If you expect and do not see an email at the beginning of your wave, please check your spam or junk folders.

Who is an eligible voter?

The Approved Sports Organization Director is elected by the ASO voting contacts, with one vote per ASO. 

The Affiliate Organization Director is elected by the Affiliate Organization voting contacts, with one vote per Affiliate Organization. 

USOPC Athlete Advisory Council Representative, USA-NKF Athlete Advisory Council, the Athlete Director and the USA-NKF Nominating and Governance Committee Athlete member will be elected by the 10-yr athletes who are current members as of 10/3/2021.

10-yr athletes include those athletes that are current members as of 10/3/2021 and have participated in one of the following events:

  • 2012-2018 World Championships
  • 2011-2019 Pan-American Continental Championships
  • 2011-2019 Pan American Games
  • 2020 Olympic Games
  • 2016-2020 2nd Stage National Team Selection Events

Nominees

Nominees listed in alphabetical order by last name. Nominees had the opportunity to submit letters of intent to discuss their interest in each role. To read these and learn more about the nominees, please click HERE
 
Election 1 

USOPC Athlete Advisory Council Representative
One representative will be elected by eligible 10yr athletes
  • Elisa Au
  • Ashley Moneta Davis
  • Christina Klinepeter
  • Brian Ramrup
Approved Sport Organization Director
One director will be elected by the Approved Sports Organizations
  • Monique Fields - Illinois ASO
  • Senthil Thiyagarajan - Lone Star ASO
Affiliated Organization Director
One director will be elected by the Affiliate Organizations
  • Patrick Hickey - USA Karate Federation
  • Brian Hobson - International Shorin-Ryu Kiyobukan Kiyokai
  • Tommy Hood - Wado International Karate Federation
  • Daniel Lewis - American Junior Karate League
  • Jennifer Miles - AAU
  • Sean Watkins - USA Martial Arts Federation

Election 2

Athlete Director
One director will be elected by eligible 10yr athletes

  • Elisa Au
  • Ashley Moneta Davis
  • Adam Older
  • Tom Scott
USA-NKF Athlete Advisory Council
Five members will be elected by eligible 10yr athletes
  • Scott Albarella
  • Elisa Au
  • Cesar Colunga
  • Ashley Monetta Davis
  • Will Gatch
  • Brian Irr
  • Kamran Madani
  • Brian Ramrup

 

Election 3

USA-NKF Nominating and Governance Committee Athlete Member
One member will be elected by eligible 10yr athletes

  • No Candidates

Statements of Intent

Nominees had the opportunity to submit letters of intent to discuss their interest in each role. To read these and learn more about the nominees, please click HERE