2016 Stated Clerk Candidates' Handbook
A major item of business before the 222nd General Assembly (2016) is the election of a Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee, elected by the 221st General Assembly (2014), has been diligent in its work and has been careful to follow the process detailed in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly found in the Manual of the General Assembly.
At the conclusion of the final interviews, the committee selected the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson to recommend to the 222nd General Assembly (2016) for election as the next Stated Clerk of the General Assembly.
As provided for in the Standing Rules, one additional applicant declared to the committee on May 4, 2016, his intention to stand against the committee’s nominee. He is the Reverend David M. Baker. With this communication is a packet of information containing material for both J. Herbert Nelson and David Baker: biographical information, a personal statement, and answers to questions posed by the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee. Information for the committee’s nominee is presented first.