- Ryan Rule
- Keith A. Covert
- Bill Scott
- Dan Nowlin
- Joel Funfar
- Daniel Peters
- Ben Blankley
The Tellers Committee validated a total of eight candidate petitions for three officer positions on the SPEEA, IFPTE Local 2001 Executive Board. Jimmie Mathis is the only candidate for treasurer. SPEEA will conduct an election for the two contested positions.
The candidates for the two contested races are listed as they will appear on the ballot based on a random drawing by the Tellers, which oversee union elections.
The Tellers validated petitions following the deadline Jan. 27.
Ballot packages, including candidate statements and responses to Council-approved questions, go in the mail to all members in good standing by Feb. 24. Ballots are due Wednesday, March 9.
The newly elected Executive Board officers start their two-year terms March 23.
Seven members submitted valid petitions for the regional Tellers Committees. With at least one opening to be filled on each regional Teller Committee, no election is necessary.
- Meka Andrews
- Stephen Karich
- Lynda Maynard
- Darlene Miller
- Barbara Moore
- Nancy Kendrick
- R.G. Reser
If you’re interested in submitting a petition to run for Teller, go to (drop-down menu for Councils/Forms and Petitions) or click here
|SPEEA is seeking nominations for the Stephen Pezzini Helping Other People Excel (HOPE) award. You can nominate a member from any SPEEA bargaining unit in any state who goes above and beyond for his/her union and community.
Pezzini was a Council Rep in Everett who inspired others by his strong union advocacy for workplace issues as well as active support of his community. He died of cancer at age 36 in 1995.
To nominate a member, email your nominee’s name to email@example.com. Include specific examples of how the member contributes to SPEEA and the community.
Deadline: Feb. 22.
NW activist awards In addition to the Pezzini award, the Northwest Council seeks member nominations for the following awards:
Recipients are recognized at the March banquet for Council Reps and activists.
- New activist – new to activism since 2015
- Outstanding activist – wide range of service, such as committees, labor activism or internal organizing
- Outstanding leader – a leader who gave over and above in 2015
- Lifetime achievement – many years of service to SPEEA
To nominate a Northwest member, see the award nomination form (available under Councils/Forms and Petitions)
Deadline: Feb. 22.