DECA Executive Officer Runoff Election

Deca 2020 Executive Officer Elections Twitter Runoff 2

The first round of voting for the 2020-2021 DECA Executive Officer Election ended on Friday, May 1. The second round ended on Tuesday, May 5. For the position of High School Division President, no candidate gathered a 51% majority of the votes from the voting delegates.

Two candidates for the position of High School Division President will participate in a runoff election.

Runoff Election Timeline

Monday, May 4 – Runoff 1 Voting Begins

At 9:00 a.m. ET, voting delegates will be emailed a secure link to cast their vote for the High School Division President.

Tuesday, May 5 – Runoff 1 Voting Ends

By 4:30 p.m. ET, all voting delegates must complete their ballots for the High School Division President.

Wednesday, May 6 – Runoff 2 Voting Begins

At 9:00 a.m. ET, voting delegates will be emailed a secure link to cast their vote for the High School Division President.

Thursday, May 7 – Runoff 2 Voting Ends

By 4:30 p.m. ET, all voting delegates must complete their ballots for the High School Division President.

Friday, May 8 – 2020-2021 Executive Officer Team Announced

DECA Inc. will announce the winners of the election at 11:00 a.m. ET on @decainc’s Instagram TV and DECA Direct.


Learn more about the candidates by visiting DECA’s Executive Officer Election Portal to view candidate biographies, speeches and publications, and to watch the pre-recorded virtual question-and-answer session for the office of President. Please note: additional campaigning is not allowed. Please do not reach out to candidates as they are not permitted to respond to any messages, questions or requests. Failure to comply with this policy by the candidates will result in their disqualification. In addition, associations whose voting delegates encourage or engage in actions that are against the above guidelines will be subject to their entire association’s voting privileges being revoked.


High School Division President Candidates

Deca Candidate 2020 Catherine HortonCatherine Horton

Catherine Horton, a Georgia native living in Arizona, is a three-year DECA member. Catherine joined DECA during her sophomore year and went all-in with her new chapter. She has served DECA as a chapter officer at Mountain Ridge High School and is currently an Arizona DECA State Officer. She has found great joy in all of the opportunities and challenges DECA has presented and thrives at building relationships with DECA members. Throughout Catherine’s high school career, she has involved herself in many extracurricular activities. She has been a varsity cheerleader, International Thespian and member of the track team. Catherine enjoys being a member of the National Honor Society, Freshman Mentor Program and the Glendale Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission, and is a college football fanatic! Loving the competitive aspect of DECA, Catherine has competed at the association and international levels. She has served as an advocate for DECA in her community and beyond. Catherine loves sharing her excitement for DECA and cannot wait to see what the future has in store for the organization.

Deca Candidate 2020 Monica Yu 2Monica Yu

Monica Yu, a junior at Hazen High School in Washington, values DECA for its power to energize, inspire and solidify leadership in its members. Growing up unable to speak English, she learned that if you want anything in life, you have to work hard for it. Elected to serve as the Washington DECA Area 5 President and Vice President of Leadership in her first year in DECA, she experienced true passion whenever the opportunity to speak with a member came along. Monica founded BizN’Kids, a business mentorship program for elementary students to continue the legacy alongside her best friend. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar and baking sweet treats for her loved ones. Moving forward, she hopes to continue bridging the gap and connecting diverse experiences and various backgrounds through DECA.

Learn more about the candidates.

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