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Well done. It was just one of those "hey, I know that guy" moments.
DavidM, Doran and Oldsey. My vote and my brother in law who called me, "I know you researched it, who do I pick",
feel free to spread this around to help raise awareness about the election:
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by spud358 15 months ago
We already know that a lot of alums have already voted, and we hope that a lot more will do so before May 2nd. Each of us can contribute to greater alumni participation in selecting trustees by contacting fellow Penn Staters, and trying to communicate the importance of this election. The bigger the turnout, the greater the likelihood that the incumbents will be defeated, and all of us hoping for better governance want that result.
Bluntly, most of us were asleep for decades while trustee elections came and went and only a tiny segment of the alumni community paid attention. However, we're awake now, and if we can't be bothered to make an effort to get better representation on the BOT, we will get the trustees we deserve.
Those of you who have already contacted fellow alums, kudos to each of you. Those of you who are still waiting for somebody else to do this little thing, you still have almost three weeks to make a difference. Please help to make a clear statement that the status quo university "leadership" will be unable to dismiss.
Got my email ballot and voted for you, David. Thanks for the info and good luck.
Glad that got squared away. Thank you! Please don't be bashful about sharing your support with other alums--that's my best chance to win this thing.
Clink the link if you'd like to see an ad that was in today's CDT, as well as next week's Saturday CDT pre-game wrap.
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This post was edited by DavidM 15 months ago
Just voted, David, Oldsey, and Doran.
The Vocabulary Word For The Day Is "NETWORKING"...We all know what it means, and many have already gotten involved with the campaigns in astonishing ways. However, there is still time to communicate to other alums the importance of this election. The more alumni engage with the election, the greater the chance that the incumbents will exit stage left, and the better the chance that three new reform trustees will be able to make their mark on the BOT. Obviously, I hope that you will make an effort to support for me, but better any of the candidates than either Deviney or Suhey. https://www.facebook.com/DavidMullaly4PSUTrustee
This is the FINAL David Mullaly Campaign Video. Please share it with anybody you'd like. https://www.facebook.com/DavidMullaly4PSUTrustee
A letter to the editor in the CDT asked everyone voting to support "the slate" of candidates. Here is the response I just posted there:
The alumni of Penn State who choose to vote in this trustee election should, in my humble opinion, have two goals in mind: removing the incumbents from office, and electing the three most capable and committed candidates possible. If they believe that the three best candidates happen to be on the endorsed "slate" then they should vote for them. However, If they believe that an independent candidate who has already shown a willingness to stand up for Penn State as a public activist might be worth considering, then I would ask that they consider my candidacy. I've already proven that I'm willing to speak as an advocate for BOT accountability, I have been the only candidate to discuss a reform trustee caucus, and I am the only candidate to commit to an alumni listening tour if I win a seat in two weeks.
Choose lock-step voting if you wish. Or choose to consider who might be the very best candidates, and then vote. I am David Mullaly, #28 on the ballot, and I approve this message--because I wrote it.
Well here we are over a week after the ballots went out and I still have not received mine. I received a confirmation in March that I would receive one. This week I have called and emailed the BOT everyday without a response. My phone calls just end in unreturned messages.
Is anyone else having a similar experience? Anyone know what's going on?
I had a similar experience. I didn't get a ballot on the 4/10 but everyone I talked to got theirs. I waited until the following day and replied to
Thomas J. Penkala | Assistant Director, Board of Trustees Office |
email@example.com | 814-865-2521; 814-863-4631 (fax)
which is where the confirmation e-mail came from. Tom replied within 24 hours as seen below and forwarded me the ballot e-mail.
Not sure why you did not receive the ballot. I have resent it to you and pasted it below for your use.
Also, make sure you check your spam folder if you have one. It may have been kicked over to there by your email service.
Around twenty supporters and I hope to be fairly conspicuous with our Mullaly For Trustee t-shirts and info cards around the stadium Saturday morning. I hope to see some of you there.
Thanks I will send Tom an email.
Yep, been checking my spam folder... nothing.
Wow that was fast.
Just voted for Doran, Mullaly, Oldsey!
Just voted for Tedesco, Mullaly and Oldsey.
Sorry for bucking the trend, but I've met and talked to Tedesco. He seems like a very honest and focused man.
You're not going to hear me complaining. I haven't met Mr. Tedesco, but I'm sure he's a better option than either incumbent!
Bad news. As of 5 PM today, only 21,930 votes have been cast for the trustee election. Disappointing so far. I'm meeting with 15-20 supporters Saturday morning at 9 AM at the NE corner of University Drive and Curtin Road. We're going to be circulating around the stadium parking lots to pass out campaign information cards and encourage alums to vote. If anybody is suddenly inspired to join us, you can just show up and we'll give you an area to help in.
If you can't make it Saturday, or can't manage to help around Beaver Stadium, please continue to talk to other alums. We need a lot more votes if we're going to be successful in retiring Suhey and Deviney from the BOT.
I'll be voting for you David.... Just waiting to receive my ballot - in prior years I've received an email, but received no email ballot this year. just sent an email to Tom to get the ballot.
This will be a busy weekend. I'll be introducing myself to attendees at the State College "Upon Further Review" gathering hosted by Franco Harris this afternoon, and then attending a fundraiser this evening sponsored by Penn Civilians. Then tomorrow morning--starting very early--I'll be roaming around the stadium parking lots introducing myself to alumni, along with about 15-20 of my supporters and friends. If you see somebody wearing a DAVID MULLALY for ALUMNI TRUSTEE t-shirt, please be nice.
We need to get thousands of new voters involved in this election so that Suhey and Deviney will find something else to do with their free time. They've done enough damage to Penn State already.
UPDATE: Interesting turn of events. I went to my campaign video on Youtube this morning and found this statement: "This video has been removed by the user." No, it wasn't. Nobody involved with my effort had anything to do with this. Aren't campaigns a fascinating microcosm of human behavior?
A Short Campaign Journal
Yesterday, about a dozen Mullaly for Alumni Trustee volunteers fanned out around the stadium to campaign, and we wound up distributing just over 2000 campaign cards to up-to-now uncommitted alums. However, the day didn’t begin with that. Two other friends and my wife and I found ourselves dealing with serious cold and strong winds as we met alums in line for the Blue-White breakfast at 7:30 AM in front of the Bryce Jordan Center. Many attendees had already voted, but we found some folks still willing to be persuaded to vote for me, and we did our very best to make that happen. Then about an hour later I met with the rest of the volunteers and handed each one a DAVID MULLALY for ALUMNI TRUSTEE t-shirt and a box of campaign cards big enough to choke a horse, and off we went. A few supporters who’d wanted to help never found our meet-up locations, but I’ve already thanked them for their efforts on my behalf, and reminded them that they can still contact other alums and have a positive impact on the election. I gather from a CDT article that there were a few other candidates out among the tailgaters, but I never saw anybody, and am pretty sure that we had the only substantial canvassing effort yesterday. I told Anthony Lubrano over two months ago that no other candidate was going to outwork me, and nobody has. In about ten days we’ll see if what I’ve done has been enough. I remain incredibly grateful to everyone who has been willing to do much much more to help and support my campaign than merely vote. I hope I will have the opportunity on the BOT to deserve what people have already done for me. https://www.facebook.com/DavidMullaly4PSUTrustee
Who Wants To Make A Clear Statement To The Current Board Of Trustees?
Anthony Lubrano and others have talked about the huge importance of this trustee election as a statement to the status quo trustees currently on the BOT, and they are probably quite correct. The positive repercussions of voting out the two incumbents could be considerable, as well as the election of three reform candidates. However, what some people involved with candidate campaigns are ignoring is that my election to the Board would send an equally strong statement to the BOT leadership. I haven’t been endorsed by any alumni group, nor by a major PSU name except for Phil Grosz. I don’t have a campaign manager, and have had to manage with modest financial resources. And yet, I continue to have a serious chance of winning a seat on the board. Why? I’ve been a strong advocate of trustee accountability since the Rallies For Resignations I organized last fall, events which Ms. Peetz apparently thought endorsed anarchy. I’ve visited several alumni chapters to introduce myself, and have been accessible to questions from alums for months. And I showed my willingness to stand up for Penn State before campaigning was even a consideration. Can you imagine how Broadhurst, Frazier, Peetz, and others would react to my successful election? I am certainly no firebrand, but I’d like to bring some honesty and directness to a board which hasn’t seen much of those things for quite a while. Let me be an unambiguous statement to these people who have done so much damage to Penn State. I simply need your help.
David, I voted for you and have shared your message with every alumn I know and some I don't know just have email/twitter contact with them. It totals in the 100s not a lot of people but if everyone spreads the word we can make a difference. I look forward to you reprensenting us!
When will we know the results? May 2nd?
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