The North Dakota United offices of President, Vice President of Education, Vice President of Public Employees and NEA Director are up for election in 2019. The elections will be held at the 2019 NDU Regional Assemblies, which have been scheduled for the East on April 6, 2019, in Fargo and for the West on April 13, 2019, in Bismarck. Nick Archuleta, NDU President; Karen Christensen, Vice President of Education; and Gary Feist, Vice President of Public Employees, are all eligible to run for another three-year term. National Education Association (NEA) Director Karen Askerooth has completed two terms and is not eligible to run again.

NEA Representative Assembly (RA) delegates for North Dakota will also be elected at the 2019 Regional Assemblies. The 2019 NEA RA will be held in Houston, Texas, on July 2-5, 2019. North Dakota is allowed 15 delegates, but current Board members are eligible to attend and those choosing to attend will be subtracted from the 15 prior to the election. The number of delegate positions open will be announced in January.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, you must file a nominating petition signed by 50 active members in good standing by Feb. 15, 2019.

Request a petition for office or RA Delegate by contacting Ellie Sharbono at

The retired and student officers are elected by their constituencies.

The slots open on the NDU-Retired Advisory Board are:
• Vice President • NE Member • SE Member • SW Member • NW Member • Public Employees Member

Candidates for NDU-Retired offices must notify NDU by March 15, 2019, of their intent to run for office by contacting Sarah Keiser Johnson at 701-223-0450 or

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