TOC Election Process
There are two ways to qualify for the ballot – nomination by the nominating committee or nomination by petition.
To qualify for board service, an individual must:
TOC Board member duties include attendance at monthly board and committee meetings and periodic attendance at CHRB and/or other industry events. Board members receive no compensation for their service, though reimbursements for necessary travel and lodging expenses are made.
There are a total of 15 directors on TOC’s board, with members serving three-year staggered terms, such that five seats are up for election each year. According to TOC bylaws:
All qualified members, regardless of membership class as defined in TOC Bylaws, shall have the right to vote for nominees from both the owner and owner/trainer classes of members.
To Qualify by Nomination
Each year, TOC’s nominating committee considers and nominates candidates for board positions prior to March 1. Those named could include current board members or others who have expressed an interest in serving.
Owners interested in serving on the board should submit a letter to the nominating committee by February 1, including the reasons for wishing to serve on the board, confirmation of eligibility for the board, and a biographical statement. If sent by mail, these materials should be addressed to the TOC Nominating Committee, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007, and postmarked by February 1. Those expressing interest will be informed of the committee’s decision by March 1, with announcement of the nominees made soon thereafter.
To Qualify by Petition
Those seeking to run for the board through the Petition Process must qualify by obtaining 50 signatures from current TOC owner or owner/trainer category members supporting the candidacy, on a petition issued by TOC. To obtain the petition form, contact TOC’s Santa Anita office at (626) 574-6620 after Jan. 1. The deadline for filing a completed petition is March 1.
TOC Board Election Timeline at a Glance
Postmark deadline for those desiring to run for board through the nomination process to submit materials to nominating committee for consideration.
Deadline to file completed petitions, for those seeking to qualify by the petition process.
Nominating committee announces nominations.
Deadline for receipt of a qualifying candidate’s statement to be included on the ballot. Details regarding those statements will be provided to those who qualify to run.
Ballots and candidate statements mailed to all TOC members.
Postmark deadline for returned ballots.
Newly elected board members take office.