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2008 Unity Conference : » 3 UNITY Orgs to Vote

3 UNITY Orgs to Vote

By Annie Greenberg and April Yee
The UNITY News

This year has proven to be an interesting election cycle.

With three positions open and only two candidates running, the Native American Journalists Association is seeking write-ins to fill its board of directors.

Incumbent vice-president of broadcast for National Association of Hispanic Journalists will face off against new board member Hugo Balta. Ferdinand De Vega, who is running for treasurer of the Asian American Journalists Association, could not attend the convention.

The National Association of Black Journalists will hold elections next year in Tampa, Fla.

The Candidates:
NAJA
Antonia Gonzales (Navajo) National Native News in Albuquerque, N.M.
Minnie Two Shoes (Nakoda) owner of MTS Productions in Minneapolis.

NAHJ

Ricardo Pimentel (president) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Elizabeth Zavala (vice president/print) Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Hugo Balta (vice president/broadcast) New York WNJU Telemundo 47.
Manuel de la Rosa (vice president/broadcast) Texas KIII-TV in Corpus Christi.
Dino Chiecchi (financial officer) San Antonio Express-News.
Brandon Benavides (general at-large) KSTP-TV in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.
Robert Hernandez (online at-large officer) The Seattle Times.
Veronica Garcia (secretary) Los Angeles Times National News Desk.
Ybeth Bruzual (region 4 director) Central Florida News 13.

AAJA
Sharon Chan (president) The Seattle Times.
George Kiriyama (vice president for broadcast) San Jose, Calif. KNTV-TV.
Ferdinand De Vega (treasurer) Tampa, Fla. H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Candace Heckman (treasurer) Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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