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CALI Elections Notice & Call for Nominations

Published on 9/8/2023

Cast Your Vote! CALI 2024-2025 Elections Now Open!

The call for nominations for the 2024-2025 CALI Election is now closed. 

 to view the Election Slate & Proposed Bylaw Amendments. 

Online voting begins on Monday, October 30, 2023, and ends at 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, November 17, 2023.

All Active and Lifetime Members are eligible voting members and will receive the Official CALI ballot by email on Monday, October 30, 2023. If you are an eligible voting member and did not receive your ballot, please email the CALI office at 

Dear CALI Members:

CALI is seeking qualified and committed members to serve our association in key leadership positions. Participation on the CALI Board of Directors is a unique opportunity to shape the future of the world's largest PI association, support our diverse membership, and represent California Private Investigators on issues impacting our profession.

Terms of Office and Open Positions
All positions are two-year terms beginning January 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2025. Eligible members interested in running for office should note the following election schedule, deadlines, and available positions.

The CALI Board of Directors and Elections Committee would like to remind everyone that the voting membership adopted the change of bylaw 9.03 to align all Board positions to two-year terms effective January 1, 2024. As such, two (2) Director-At-Large positions are open from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2025. On the upcoming election ballot, voting members will be able to vote for two candidates to fill these positions. 

This call for candidates includes the District Director and District Governor positions, which will be voted on electronically, on the same ballot as statewide positions, and not at an in-person District level meeting. 

Officer Positions

  • President 
  • Vice President of Administrative Services  
  • Vice President of Investigative Services
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Director-At-Large: 2 Positions

District Director Positions
All 14 CALI Districts: Central Coast; East Bay; Golden Valley; Inland Empire; Los Angeles; North Bay; Orange; Redding/Chico; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; San Joaquin South; San Jose and South Bay/Long Beach.

District Governor Positions**
All 14 CALI Districts

Excerpt from the CALI Bylaws: 9.05 Eligibility for Office.

To be eligible for the office of President, the candidate must have been an active member for no less than three years immediately preceding commencement of the term of office and have served on the Board of Directors no less than two years. Candidates for Vice President of Administrative Services, Vice President of Investigative and Security Services, Secretary, or Treasurer must have been an active member for no less than two years immediately preceding commencement of the term of office and have served on the Board of Directors no less than one year. Candidates for Director-at-Large, District Director or District Governor must have been an active member for one full year immediately preceding commencement of the term of office. No two members of the Board of Directors may be from the same agency. Any member elected or appointed to a position as an Officer, District Director or District Governor cannot simultaneously serve in an elected or appointed leadership position for a competing organization. A competing organization is defined as a California state private investigator or private patrol association that provides similar services as CALI and seeks members with similar qualifications.

Important Elections Dates

Friday, September 8, 2023: 
Call for nominations open.

Monday, September 18, 2023: 
Deadline for all candidates to email the CALI office on their intent for running for office. 

Monday, September 25, 2023: Candidate statements due for all positions. 

Monday, October 2, 2023: Candidates will be announced via email to the association membership along with bylaws amendment proposals**.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023: Virtual Candidates Presentation: Candidates, if they wish, may make a three-minute statement to the participants outlining their qualifications and reasons for seeking office*.

Monday, October 30, 2023: Ballots emailed to members. District ballots will be emailed to each district separately.

Friday, November 17, 2023: Ballots due by 5 pm (Pacific Time).

Monday, November 20, 2023: Election results announced to membership.

*The Virtual Candidates Presentation is for Officer and DAL positions. If there is a contested election for District Director or Governor positions, a separate virtual presentation will be set up for each district.  

**A bylaw amendment is being proposed in this election, which would eliminate the District Governors position if passed by the voting membership. We will still have elections for District Governors, but there will be no District Governors position if this bylaw amendment passes. The District Director and volunteers will fulfill those duties commonly associated with the District Governors. 

What candidates need to know:

  • No candidate can run for more than one position.
  • Candidates for Director and Governor can only run and serve in the District they are affiliated with.

Are you interested in running for office?
Please notify your intent to run for office to CALI Executive Director Maria Lagunas via email to nolater than Monday, September 18, 2023.

CALI HQ Contact Information:
Maria Lagunas
Executive Director
California Association of Licensed Investigators 
26895 Aliso Creek Road, #B-485
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Phone: 949-715-5401

If you have an interest in running for office and have questions about the election process, please contact CALI Elections Chair, Jay Rosenzweig at (818) 704-9925 or email