Region 05: E & Central Oregon • Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Hood River, Jefferson, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco & Wheeler Counties
I am running for the position of Assistant Director of Region 5 of OPEU/SEIU 503. As an employee of Eastern Oregon University, I have been an active member of our Union for 42 years. I have participated in, and helped organize numerous actions, which have helped my fellow members gain and retain many of the benefits we enjoy today. During the past 2 years I’ve served as the Region 5 Director on the SEIU Board of Directors and believe, as a lifetime resident of rural Oregon, I have the perspective necessary to successfully advocate for solutions to the unique struggles faced by workers outside of the metropolitan areas of Oregon. If elected, I will ensure that all members’ voices are heard, even though I may not always agree with what those voices are saying. I am committed to promoting workers’ rights throughout the state and working for fair and equitable solutions to the many social and economic struggles our workers are facing, in our state as a whole, and specifically in our rural regions. I believe my leadership experience, my high level of integrity and honesty as well as my communication and negotiation skills have prepared me well to serve the members of SEIU as the Assistant Director for Region 5. I look forward to continue working to improve the lives of all our members and respectfully ask for your support to allow me to continue in this endeavor.