With this year’s Affirmation International Conference rapidly approaching, it is time for Affirmation members seeking to be candidates in this year’s Affirmation presidential election to declare their candidacy.
Affirmation will become the mature worldwide organization providing supportive communities that foster health, healing, and personal growth to LGBTQ with spiritual or cultural connection to the LDS Church.
As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.
Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.
The results of the Affirmation presidential election were certified November 20th by the election committee. Carson Tueller received the majority of votes and will be the next president of Affirmation. Tueller, a part-time university student and self-employed private music instructor, will serve as a one-year term starting on January 1st, 2018. The Affirmation Board will meet shortly to also certify the election results and to confirm Carson’s vice presidential choices.
To help Affirmation members make a more informed decision about who to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, the candidates have each offered their answers to the following questions posed by Affirmation members and leaders
Read candidate statements of Sara Jade Woodhouse and Carson Tueller here! The election is in November!
Affirmation is led by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Senior Vice President, and Vice President, in conjunction with a Board of Directors. The President is directly elected by all current members and the two Vice Presidents are appointed by the President. November is the month for our annual elections.