[arin-discuss] Petition Support Was: Re: [arin-announce] ARIN Advisory Council Petition for Thomas Leonard -Voice Your Support by 6 October 17:00 EDT

Hannigan, Martin mahannig at akamai.com
Mon Sep 21 12:56:54 EDT 2009

On 9/21/09 12:01 PM, "Member Services" <info at arin.net> wrote:

> Thomas Leonard is seeking your support for his petition to run for the
> ARIN Advisory Council. To read his brief biography and candidate
> questionnaire, please visit:
> https://www.arin.net/app/election/questionnaire/view?elec_id=16&candidate_id=2
> 02
> To be considered a candidate, Thomas Leonard must receive support from
> 172 designated member representatives from ARIN's General Members in
> good standing.

"What's up with petitions for AC?"

In years past, you could...

    1. Run for the ARIN AC
    2. Submit the required "papers" on-time
    3. Be deemed eligible to run
    4. Pitch to the members directly
    5. Win or lose on your own merits

THIS year, you could ...

    1. Run for the ARIN AC
    2. Submit your required ³papers² on-time
    3. Be deemed eligible to run
    4. Not be _chosen by the AC nom_com to run

There is nothing devious at play. As it was explained to me, candidate stump
time on the podium at the meeting was considered a big problem. A large
number of candidates submitted themselves to the process (and fully expected
to be able to run). A by-law that has always been previously interpreted to
support a minimum number of candidates was instead interpreted as a way to
create a maximum number.

I would suggest that any candidate that petitions gets support from all.

Good luck to _all_ candidates.

Best Regards,


Martin Hannigan                        http://www.akamai.com
Akamai Technologies, Inc.              marty at akamai.com
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