News Americas, NEW YORK, NY Wednesday November 25, 2014 – Voting to elect the next Jamaica Diaspora Northeast USA (JDNE) Advisory Board Member, Alternate, and Future Leader concluded on Monday afternoon at 4:00 PM. Over 2500 persons across the 12 states that comprise the region voted.
Chairman of the 2014 JDNE USA Nominations and Election Committee, Karlene Largie, announced the results following the ballot counting exercise that followed the close of voting.
Ms. Joan Pinnock, Esq. was declared the duly elected Advisory Board Member Representative, with Ms. Tracy Tomlinson-Dixon the Alternate. Ms. Erin Lue-Hing was declared the Future Leader representative.
The complete voting results for Advisory Board Member are:
Ms. Joan Pinnock, 731 votes
Ms.Tracy Tomlinson-Dixon, 451 votes
Ms. Sandra Morrison, 107 votes
The complete results for Future Leader are:
Ms. Erin Lue-Hing, 875 votes
Ms. Scherie Murray, 286 votes
The candidates were vying for the two-year volunteer position serving twelve (12) states in the North East USA – Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington DC.
Throughout the Nomination and Voting process fairness, honesty, integrity and transparency was always emphasized and encouraged.
Given the large geographical area of the North East USA, voting was conducted electronically and via mail-in ballots available on the web site. Voters were limited to one ballot by selecting one candidate in each category and were required to give their name and address.
Chairman Largie expressed her thanks to the media, community leaders, church leaders, community organizations and all those in the Jamaica north east Diaspora for participating in this democratic process that serves to benefit us across the Diaspora as well as our fellow citizens in Jamaica.
The efforts of the independent panel of Clive Williams -journalist, publisher and entrepreneur, Michael Duncan -2013 NYC candidate for City Council and Queens business owner and entrepreneur, Joan Flowers -2013 NYC candidate for City Council, Former State Committee Woman of the 29th Assembly District, and attorney, Rev. Patrick Perrin -Pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Kevin Howell-entrepreneur and businessman, Karen Wilson-Robinson – Attorney, Ms. Pauline Gordon -Vice Consul, Consulate General of Jamaica, and Raymond Dugue actuary with the firm of AIG were commended for their service and giving of their time honorably. Candidates were invited to provide one representative observer for the count.
The voting results are posted on the web site www.jamaicadiasporane.com.