EXCLUSIVE: ACS National Election ResultsNovember 20th, 2012
ACS President-Elect: Tom Barton def. Luis Echegoyen
Director, District I: Thomas Gilbert def. Neil Jespersen
Director, District V: John Adams def. Peter Dorhout
Directors at large: Ingrid Montes and Valerie Kuck def. Helen “Bonnie” Lawlor and Carol Duane
Dr. Barton triumphed by a margin of ~3:2 over Dr. Echegoyen in the contest for president-elect. ChemBark notes it never received a response from Dr. Echegoyen to its questionnaire for the presidential candidates. Dr. Barton did use this opportunity to engage the community on a variety of important issues, and his responses can be found here.
Note that in the elections for the district directors, both incumbents lost (Jespersen and Dorhout). In the election for the directors at large—in which only ACS councilors are allowed to vote—the only incumbent director seeking re-election won (Kuck). Is the wider electorate sending a message that it is displeased with the status quo of ACS leadership?