For the first time in the 85-year history
of AAPG, a third candidate has entered a race for national office
by way of petition.
The two nominated candidates for treasurer, LarryC. Knauer and Paul Weimer, will be joined on the ballot by Dwight"Clint" Moore.
Bylaws clearly state the methods by which candidates may appear
on the ballot.
Knauer and Weimer were on a list
of candidates for treasurer (and other offices) compiled by
the Nominations Committee of the Advisory Council, of which Moore
is a member, and forwarded to the AAPG Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee approved Knauer and Weimer
as candidates to appear on the ballot at a February 25, 2001 meeting.
The announcement of the two candidates appeared in the August EXPLORER.
Candidate statements by both Knauer and Weimer, including biographies
and photos, appeared in the NovemberEXPLORER.
AAPG Bylaws, however, also allow additional nominations
by written petition of 50 or more members in good standing, to be
received at association headquarters in Tulsa by November 15.
Moore submitted written signatures of 56 members
in support of his nomination for the treasurer's post on Nov. 6.
Fifty-five were certified by AAPG as members in good standing.
As a candidate for treasurer, Moore has also complied
with other requirements, including the signing of the Election Campaign
Policy (August EXPLORER).
The Executive Committee, in its desire for fairness
to all candidates, has opted to make available in this EXPLORER
the biographies, photos and statements of each of the treasurer
candidates. Knauer and Weimer
address the same question addressed in the November EXPLORER, "Why
I Accepted the Invitation to be a Candidate for AAPG Office." Both
were given the opportunity to change their statement, if they so
desired, as ordinarily these statements are made without the candidates
having seen the others' statements.
Moore addresses the question
"Why I Decided to be a Petitioned Candidate."
As in the past, candidates were asked to limit their
comments to 500 words or less.