NAACP announces state election results


Staff report



COLUMBUS — The Ohio Conference NAACP had its biennial election, Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North.

Terms commenced that day and will expire Sept. 14, 2019.

Tom Roberts, former Ohio State Senator and current second vice president of the Dayton Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was elected to serve as president of the Ohio Conference NAACP. Roberts defeated Arlene Anderson, secretary of the Cleveland Unit NAACP and received 68.85 percent of the votes. Roberts vowed to “build the conference one unit at a time” during his administration.

Ophelia Averitt, former president of the Akron Unit NAACP and current NAACP National board member, was re-elected as first vice president for the state of Ohio. Averitt defeated Ann Wilson Robinson of the Chillicothe Unit NAACP and received 63.93 percent of the votes.

Derrick L. Foward, president of the Dayton Unit NAACP, was elected to serve as second vice president of the NAACP for the state of Ohio. Foward ran unopposed and received 85.25 percent of the votes.

Denise Williams, president of the Springfield Unit NAACP, was elected to serve as third vice president for the state of Ohio. Williams ran unopposed and received 80.33 percent of the votes.

Edna Borders, first vice president of the Akron Unit NAACP, was elected to serve as fourth vice president for the state of Ohio. Borders ran unopposed and received 80.33 percent of the votes.

Sabrina Woodson of the Akron Unit NAACP was elected as secretary for the state of Ohio. Woodson ran unopposed and received 81.97 percent of the votes.

The Rev. Dr. Michael D. Reeves Jr., president of the Hamilton, West Chester, Fairfield Unit NAACP, was elected as assistant secretary for the state of Ohio. Reeves ran unopposed and received 80.33 percent of the votes.

Andre Washington of the Columbus Unit NAACP was re-elected as treasurer for the state of Ohio. Washington ran unopposed and received 86.89 percent of the votes.

WilliAnn Moore, former president of the Toledo Unit NAACP and current education chairperson of the Ohio Conference NAACP, was elected as assistant treasurer for the state of Ohio. Moore ran unopposed and received 78.69 percent of the votes.

Staff report