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Thoughts On The 2010 PASS BoD Elections Candidate List

By Kendal Van Dyke, 2010/08/19

Yesterday PASS published the list of candidates on the ballot for the 2010 Board of Directors election. Much to my surprise my friends Steve Jones (Blog | Twitter) and Jack Corbett (Blog | Twitter) did not make the final cut. The ensuing chatter on Twitter; comments on Steve & Jack's blog posts here, here, & here; discussion thread on SQLServerCentral; and blog posts from Andy Leonard (Blog | Twitter) here, here, and here echo the sentiment. After weighing the issue from both sides I offer my own 2 cents on the matter.

Random Thoughts

My Message To The SQL Community

My Suggestion To The PASS Board of Directors
Don't stonewall the community who elected you. This is your chance to show that you are open to listening to the people you represent. If I were in your shoes I'd do two things:

  1. Publish the yea\nea votes cast by each member for the final slate of candidates. Some of the current BoD members are up for re-election and I think the community at large would be interested in knowing where each member stands.
  2. Give the community the chance to prove that you're wrong. Just like you recently did for the Summit, hold a community choice vote for which of the candidates not selected should be on the final ballot. To ensure it's not a vocal minority who are upset set a minimum number of total votes (500? 1000?) that must be received in order for the results to be valid. Is this fair to the other 5 candidates? Sure, they're already through and can begin campaigning now; whoever gets picked as the community choice candidate will have the disadvantage of being a few weeks behind.

That's my opinion - take it for what it is. Agree? Disagree? Feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think.

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