Six candidates will be running for election for the position of athlete representative on the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) Executive Board.
The candidates are:
- Francisca Mardones, Chile, wheelchair tennis
- Ileana Rodriguez, USA, swimming
- Jason Dunkerley, Canada, athletics
- Paul Polo, Ecuador, table tennis
- Perla Barcenas, Mexico, powerlifting
- Rodrigo Lugrin, Argentina, football 7-a-side
The elections will take place during the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games (7-15 August). All accredited athletes can vote for one candidate in the voting area located at the dining hall in the Athletes’ Village between 5 - 13 August.
Candidates were nominated by their respective National Paralympic Committees (NPCs), which searched for strong qualities of leadership, accomplishment, knowledge and respect, both on and off the field of play.
To be eligible, candidates had to be an active athlete, having competed in the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games or intending to compete at August’s Parapan American Games.
In 2011, Brazilian sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina was elected to the APC Executive Committee at the Guadalajara Parapan American Games.