Be a PAT Leader!

Run for a Position on the Executive Board, and for the OEA and NEA Representative Assemblies

PAT is a democratic organization, and our leaders are elected by you and all our members. Our elections are held via electronic ballot in February. This year there are open positions for Executive Board Director-at-Large, OEA RA Delegate, and NEA RA Delegate. Any PAT member in good standing may run for elected position. Nominations for these positions are now open, and will close in January.

For more information, you can refer to the PAT Nominations and Elections Handbook and the Letter to Members, found on the PAT website: www.pdxteachers.org/pat_elections 

How to Run for PAT Executive Board

Nominations are now open, and will close on Friday, January 8, 2021, at 5:00 pm. (Note: this is earlier than the other positions to allow time for speeches to be recorded prior to the January RA.)

To nominate yourself for this position, please use this nomination form. Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Dixon ([email protected]) by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Learn more about Executive Board Director responsibilities here.

Prior to the January RA, candidates for this position will pre-record their three-minute speech with the N&E Committee on Zoom on one of two dates (Sunday, January 10, 2021 or Monday, January 11, 2021).

Candidates will be contacted by the N&E Committee to arrange this, and will have one opportunity to record their speech. There will not be multiple attempts, unless there is a technical issue. 

Speeches will be presented at the January 13, 2021 Representative Assembly.  

How to Run to be an OEA or NEA RA Delegate

NEA RA Delegates serve a 1- year term. This year’s NEA RA is scheduled for July 2-6, 2021, and will either be held in Denver, Colorado, or will be held virtually. To nominate yourself for this position, please use this nomination form. Nomination forms must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Dixon (Jennifer.[email protected]) by 7 pm on January 13, 2021. 

OEA RA Delegates serve a 3-year term. OEA RA’s are held on a Friday and Saturday in April. (This year’s OEA RA will be on April 16 & 17.) To run to be an OEA RA Delegate, you can simply add your name to this online form or you can also use the general nomination form. General nomination forms must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Dixon ([email protected]), or your name must be submitted on the online form, by 7 pm on January 13, 2021.