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NADA director nominating ballots set to mail

November 10, 2010
Incumbent Scarpelli stepping down

Ballots to nominate a candidate to serve as the NADA director representing metropolitan Chicago will be mailed May 7 by the NADA in McLean, Va. Ray ScarpelliSr., who has held the post since 2003, said this month that he would not seek re-election.

Nominating ballots must be returned to the NADA postmarked by May 28, and the election will be this summer. The victor’s three-year term begins next February at the annual NADA convention.

Eligible nominees must be an NADA member in good standing; must have an equity interest in the dealership he/she represents; must be the manufacturer/distributor-recognized Dealer/General Manager/Executive Manager of the dealership; must be actively engaged in the dealership’s management; and must have his/her principal dealership in the state or metropolitan region he/she represents.

The NADA defines metropolitan Chicago as Cook, Lake, and DuPage Counties. Another NADA director, Rick Gregg of Gregg Motor Sales in Joliet, represents Illinois’s remaining 99 counties.

To qualify as a nominee, a dealer must receive at least 10 percent of the total nominations cast. If none receives that minimum, further nominations would be sought. If the nominating process qualifies a single dealer, that dealer would be declared elected without further balloting.