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2013 Election Candidates
Each of the candidates put forward by the AFS Nominating Committee (Christina Barr, chair; Laura Marcus Green, Leonard Norman Primiano, and Sally Van de Water) has provided a summary professional biography for voters' information. 

In addition, each candidate has provided a written answer to the question "What are the most significant opportunities or challenges now facing the Society, and how as a member of the [Executive Board/Nominating Committee] would you respond to those opportunities or challenges?"

Please click on the candidates' names below to read the information they have submitted.

Executive Board

Executive Board (three to be elected to three-year, 2014-2016 terms):

Diane Tye, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Maggie Kruesi, American Folklife Center

Maggie Holtzberg, Massachusetts Cultural Council

Lisa Higgins, Missouri Folk Arts Program

Tom Green, Texas A&M University

Carol Edison, independent, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee (one to be elected to a three-year, 2014-2016 term):

Daniel Wojcik, University of Oregon

Selina Morales, Philadelphia Folklore Project

[Note: Presidential elections take place only in even-numbered years.]

We have invited all candidates to participate in a Candidates' Forum on Saturday afternoon of the Providence annual meeting, and we invite all Society members who will be at the meeting to attend and hear the candidates speak. Secure online voting will begin around November 1 and will continue through December 31. Those elected will take office on January 1, 2014, and will serve on the Board or Nominating Committee through 2017.

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