Spiller, Beatty and Robertson reelected by acclamation
NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson, have each been elected by acclamation to a second term in their offices. Election by acclamation occurs when only one candidate files the petitions required to run for an office. This year, the deadline was October 17. The NJEA Election Committee met on October 19 and certified that result.
Each of the three officers expressed appreciation to NJEA members for the opportunity to serve and excitement about the work ahead.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve a second term as president, representing NJEA members across the state,” said Spiller. “Steve, Petal and I share a commitment to justice-centered unionism and we are going to use every day of our time in office to advocate for members, students, New Jersey families and our great public schools.”
“I’m excited for the chance to keep advocating alongside NJEA members,” said Beatty. “With Sean and Petal as my partners in the work, I know we are going to succeed in addressing the challenges ahead, like engaging every member, rebuilding the educator pipeline and restoring the respect that New Jersey educators deserve every day.”
“I’m thrilled that I’m going to have another two years to work with Sean and Steve to build a stronger, more-inclusive and more-just union,” said Robertson. “I have been grateful for the opportunity to meet and work alongside members all across the state to help ensure that their voices and their value help drive our union forward.”
Spiller, Beatty and Robertson’s new terms will run from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2025. Under NJEA’s constitution, NJEA’s officers are allowed to serve only two consecutive terms in any one position. Their current terms began on September 1, 2021.