The brave and the brief
He has taken care to appeal to all sectors of the union, from nursery teachers to further education lecturers.
The veteran Fife activist is realistic enough, however, to admit that his aspirations will require "the full support of council and the EIS membership".
In sharp contrast to Quigley's 160-word manifesto, his opponent, Sonia Kordiak, an English teacher from Midlothian, encapsulates her appeal in three words - "dedicated and determined".
Time will tell whether the membership prefers loquacity - assuming, that is, they get beyond the names and photographs of the candidates.