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April 10, 2007 > Special election set for FC Fremont Soccer League

Special election set for FC Fremont Soccer League

By Biff Jones

At last month's meeting, the FC Fremont Board of Directors voted to comply with a finding by California Youth Soccer Association North (CYSA) District III, that a new election be held. This is due to irregularities in FC Fremont's November elections conducted at the Annual General Meeting.

In part of its ruling, CYSA cited a failure to adhere to league by-laws by allowing non-voting members to cast ballots. Article III of the by-laws, "Membership and Voting Rights" lists eligibility guidelines.

The Special Election will be Monday, April 16, at Fremont Marriott Hotel, 46100 Landing Parkway. Polls will open at 6:30 p.m. and remain open through 9:30 p.m.

Candidates for office are:
President, Steve Harrington, Elmer Suarez, Larry Thompson; Instructional League Director, Alexandro A. Garcia, Luis Garcia, Charmaine Stroud; Competitive League Director, Paul Aboumrad, Rob Hernandez, Alex Palomares; Tournament Director, Jay Cooper, Troy Marshall; and Referee Manager Doug Laidlaw, Victor Olivas, Doug Ward.

All members of FC Fremont (Fremont Youth Soccer League) with voting rights are encouraged to cast a ballot. The winning candidates of the Special Election will hold their offices for the remainder of 2007 and the entire year of 2008.

For more information, including a sample ballot, visit; click the "Calendar" link and then "2007 Special Election."

Volunteers are needed for this election. If you'd like to help, please email

Special Election
FC Fremont Soccer League
Monday, April 16
6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Fremont Marriott Hotel
46100 Landing Parkway

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