Open State Representative Seats
We are now accepting candidates wishing to be elected to the Council of Representatives for the two-year term ending February 29, 2024.
Any Rail Passengers Association member who meets the qualifications may apply to any State Representative seat on the Council of Representatives listed below. Before applying, it is highly recommended that you review these position responsibilities and qualifications:
If you are interested in applying for a State Representative seat, please complete and submit this form:
The submission deadline for candidates to appear on the January 2022 election ballot is December 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
Please note that current State Representatives must also submit a Candidate Information Statement by the December 1 deadline in order to seek re-election.
Please contact Michael Testerman at 804-649-1405 or via [email protected] if you have questions or would like to know more about our Council of Representatives.
Below is the list of the number of State Representative seats available for each state:
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: 2
NEW HAMPSHIRE: 1
NEW JERSEY: 3
NEW MEXICO: 1
NEW YORK: 9
NORTH CAROLINA: 2
NORTH DAKOTA: 1
RHODE ISLAND: 1
SOUTH CAROLINA: 1
SOUTH DAKOTA: 1
WEST VIRGINIA: 1
"The National Association of Railroad Passengers has done yeoman work over the years and in fact if it weren’t for NARP, I'd be surprised if Amtrak were still in possession of as a large a network as they have. So they've done good work, they're very good on the factual case."
Robert Gallamore, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University and former Federal Railroad Administration official, Director of Transportation Center at Northwestern University
November 17, 2005, on The Leonard Lopate Show (with guest host Chris Bannon), WNYC New York.