Washington DC Chapter
Board Elections 2022

The Washington DC Chapter elections committee is pleased to open the ballot to vote on this year's board election. Polls will close on Aug. 26th, at 5 p.m. ET and results will be announced soon after. You can find the list of candidates who appear on the ballot below.

Only current Washington DC Chapter members are able to see this form, if you're unable to see the form please contact us at [email protected] to make sure you're able to submit your nomination.

Open Position
Vice President (uncontested)

Silvia Foster-Frau
(Candidate Statement)
Financial Officer
Open Position
Open Position
At-Large Officer
Open Position

2022 Election Timeline for Chapter Board Elections:

June 3: Call for Nominations

July 13: Deadline to submit 5 signatures. Date of the record: deadline to become a member in good standing and be eligible to vote.

August 22: Online voting begin

August 26: Polls close at 5 p.m. ET and results are announced

Candidate Statement

Silvia Foster-Frau

Bio: Silvia is a national reporter covering multiculturalism for The Washington Post, where she writes about how the country is changing racially, ethnically and culturally. She was previously the immigration reporter for the San Antonio Express-News and president of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. Before that she was a Hearst Fellow. She received her bachelor’s in English from Grinnell College in 2015. She’s midwestern and Puerto Rican.

Statement: As vice-president for NAHJ-DC, I look forward to increasing membership engagement and continuing to safely revive pre-pandemic NAHJ-DC events and activities. We must increase the number of Latinos in newsrooms to improve the coverage of our diverse community, and as NAHJ-DC vice-president I'll work toward that goal by nurturing and supporting both the professionals already in the industry and students or future journalists of color. 

If you have any questions regarding this chapter's election contact Brandon Benavides, Washington DC Chapter Elections Chair. You can also email us at [email protected] with any additional questions.

Good luck!

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