EIA Exclusive: NEA Board Roll Call Vote on Hillary Endorsement

The National Education Association board of directors voted Saturday to endorse Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for President by a margin of 118 in favor, 40 against, 8 abstentions, and 4 absences. This was after the PAC Council vote on Thursday.

Now EIA has the roll call vote. I have chosen to identify the votes only by state. Though I know which individuals voted which way, I do not feel it is necessary to name directors here. If you are an NEA member and you want to know how an individual director voted, I suggest you contact him or her directly.

Alabama – 3 in favor, 1 abstain
Alaska – 1 against
Arizona – 1 in favor
Arkansas – 1 against
California – 9 in favor, 6 against, 1 abstain
Colorado – 2 in favor
Connecticut – 2 against
Delaware – 1 abstain
Florida – 4 in favor
Georgia – 2 in favor
Hawaii – 1 in favor
Idaho – 1 in favor
Illinois – 7 in favor
Indiana – 2 in favor
Iowa – 1 in favor, 1 against
Kansas – 2 in favor
Kentucky – 2 against
Louisiana – 1 against
Maine – 1 against
Maryland – 4 in favor
Massachusetts – 5 against, 1 absent
Michigan – 5 in favor, 1 absent
Minnesota – 3 in favor
Mississippi – 1 in favor
Missouri – 2 in favor
Montana – 1 in favor
Nebraska – 1 in favor, 1 against
Nevada – 2 abstain
New Hampshire – 1 in favor
New Jersey – 6 against, 1 abstain, 2 absent
New Mexico – 1 in favor
New York – 2 in favor
North Carolina – 2 in favor
North Dakota – 1 in favor
Ohio – 4 in favor, 2 against
Oklahoma – 1 against
Oregon – 2 in favor
Pennsylvania – 8 in favor
Rhode Island – 1 against
South Carolina – 1 in favor
South Dakota – 1 in favor
Tennessee – 2 in favor
Texas – 3 in favor
Utah – 2 in favor
Vermont – 1 against
Virginia – 3 in favor
Washington – 3 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstain
West Virginia – 1 in favor
Wisconsin – 3 in favor
Wyoming – 1 in favor
Federal – 1 in favor
Students – 2 in favor, 1 against
Retired – 3 in favor, 3 against
At-Large ESPs and Administrator – 10 in favor, 3 against, 1 abstain
Executive Committee – 9 in favor

There were a few differences between the board vote and the PAC Council vote, pretty much destroying my theory that states would be consistent from one venue to the other. Hawaii and New Mexico voted no on the PAC Council, and yes on the board. Ohio voted no on the PAC Council and 4 to 2 in favor on the board. Nebraska went public about its desire for a no vote, but its two directors split. Arkansas voted yes on the PAC Council and no on the board.

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