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Results are in -- 3,970 votes cast in 2009 USA Cycling election

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 17, 2009)—The 2009 USA Cycling elections concluded on Aug. 15 and after record voter turnout USA Cycling members elected several representatives to their respective Boards of Trustees which comprise the political structure of USA Cycling. The 2009 election saw a record number of 3,970 votes cast. 

Below is a summary of each board’s election:


For the three-year Industry Trustee position, Derek Hermon (Big Bear Lake, Calif.) narrowly defeated incumbent Todd Seplavy (Rocky Point, NY), 294 votes to 277.

Incumbent Don Edberg (Custer, Wis.) won the race for Organizer Trustee, also a three-year term, with 367 votes compared to the 206 amassed by Daniel McDonald (Manchester, NH/206).


In the USCF elections, Trustees were elected from the Western, Eastern, and Central Sections to serve three-year terms.
In the Western Section Trustee race, Tom Simonson (Oakland, Calif.) received 344 votes to win the election over Thomas Kenji Sugahara (Salem, Ore./136) and Phil Stevens (Kirkland, Wash./169).

For the Eastern Section Trustee position, Jim Patton (Crofton Md.) defeated Michael Fraysee (Glen Spey, NY), 622 votes to 438.

The Central Section race saw Frank Mackzum (Crossville, Tenn.) elected to the Trustee position with 216 votes. Mackzum defeated incumbent Andrew Hollinger (Bedford, Texas/192), as well as John Tarbert (Palmer Lake, Colo./38), Lowell Kellogg (Menomonee Falls, Wis./149), Ken Hart (Indianapolis, Ind./90), Anthony Smith (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/41), and Tom Doughty (Aurora, Ill./128).


With 84 votes, Andrew Armstrong (Plano, Texas) was elected to one of two Trustee positions that will serve a two-year term. Matt Jones (Indianapolis) and incumbent Jason Sears (Cambridge, Mass.) both amassed 49 votes and after a tie breaker per the USA Cycling By-laws, Jones was elected to the second Trustee position. Doug Owen (Banner Elk, NC) garnered 47 votes in the NCCA election while Nathan Haslick (Dallas, Ga.) received 34.

Terms begin with each Board's first meeting following the end of the election.


About USA Cycling   

Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit


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Keri S. Kahn

USA Cycling, Inc.

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