Open State Representative Seats
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2022-24 RAIL PASSENGERS COUNCIL ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A VACANT SEAT, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW.
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:
o Position Description for State Representatives
o Council of Representative Handbook
If you are interested in applying for an open State Representative seat, please complete and submit this form:
Candidate Information Statement for State Representative Positions
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 Rail Passenger Association's recognition of the essential work done by SMART-TD members aboard Amtrak during this difficult period is appreciated. The Golden Spike Award serves as a testament to the compassion and dedication our conductors, assistant conductors and other workers exhibit constantly through times both ordinary and extraordinary."
Jeremy Ferguson, SMART-TD President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.