Candidates announced for president-elect, district offices
Dear Voting Fellow:
As stipulated in the bylaws of the American Academy of Pediatrics, I am hereby officially
notifying you of the candidates for president-elect:
Sara “Sally” H. Goza, M.D., FAAP, Fayetteville, Ga.
George C. Phillips, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, Overland Park, Kan.
Candidates for district offices are listed below.
According to the Academy’s bylaws, petitions for candidates for president-elect must
be submitted to the Academy’s Central Office at least 30 days prior to the election
(by noon CT on Oct. 2). Petitions must bear the signatures of at least 5% of the vote-eligible
members from each of at least five districts. For district positions, the petition
must include the signatures of at least 5% of the vote-eligible members from a majority
of chapters in the district, and no more than 50% of the signatures may come from
The June through October issues of AAP News will contain information on each president-elect candidate. The Voters’ Guide in
the August issue of AAP News will contain biographical information on all district candidates. This information
also will be posted at www.aap.org/election (login required), in addition to similar information on any candidates who may be
nominated by petition.
The election by all voting members will be conducted online only. The election will
commence on Friday, Nov. 2 and conclude at noon CT on Sunday, Dec. 2. Online voting
instructions will be provided by email to all voting Fellows with email addresses
on file with the Academy.
Watch your email in October for voting information from the AAP election coordinator.
The email message will contain your personalized link to the election ballot (no additional
ballot login information will be required). The candidates receiving a majority of
the votes cast in each category will be declared the winners.
If you have any questions concerning the election procedures, contact Katie Friedman
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-626-6296.
Sincerely, Karen Remley, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., FAAP CEO/Executive Vice President