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DFW NORML gains and loses board members in election

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New officers have been elected to the Board of Directors for DFW NORML.

After failing to obtain the minimum number of votes to sustain a quorum in October, which amounted to around 326, the non-profit organization based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area was able to successfully elect their new officers this past weekend.

With over 1,000 active members, the group’s by-laws require 30 percent of the membership to take part in the election in order to make it official.

Retaining their seats were Andrea Brown, who ran unopposed and is the group’s secretary, and David Sloane, their Public Information Officer. Sloane initially ran against challenger Dean Bortell, however Bortell withdrew from the race on the day of the vote.

Max Davidson was previously the organization’s Director of Marketing, however this time he ran for and was elected as the Director of Operations.

Taking over the Director of Marketing position is Jeff Pender, with Kevin Smith ousting Leslie Burgoyne as the group’s Compliance Officer. It is being reported that Burgoyne resigned earlier in the week before the election.

The board will now elect an Executive Director. The position is currently held by Shaun McAlister and he is the sole candidate for the position.

Also vacant is the Deputy Director position, which was formerly held by Tristan Tucker who resigned in early November.

Final vote tallies include 138 for Davidson, 141 for Pender, 141 for Brown, 86 for Sloane, 81 for Bortell, 95 for Smith, and 72 for Burgoyne.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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