I thought I'd give you my two cents on the upcoming USCF election.
My favorite candidate by far is Mike Nietman. I know him through his work on the Scholastic Council. I'm on the Scholastic Committee-- it's a large group (20-30) of people involved somehow in scholastics. The Committee elects the Council (5 members), and gets surveyed on issues of pressing concern. Mike does a lot of work, emailing updates to the committee frequently and moderating discussions.
Every time I read one of his emails, I think to myself, "Man, that guy is so amazingly reasonable. I agree with him about almost everything."
When issues are contentious, he presents both sides (!) of the argument carefully, then describes what he thinks and why. Sometimes (very often!), people on the Scholastic Committee suggest comically insane/ irrational ideas, but Mike never makes fun of them. He's diplomatic and inclusive, without being annoyingly wishy-washy. I hold him in very high regard, and he seems to me like exactly the sort of person the Executive Board needs.
Other people? Mike Atkins is a nice guy and a good TD. Bill Goichberg seems smart and sane. Jim Berry sponsors chess and was nice to me. I haven't have the experience of working with them, however, so I can't vouch for the high quality of their work they way I can Mike Nietman's.