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***NOTE: Nominations are now closed as of 5:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.***

Candidate Statements

Candidate Statement: Ken Ross

Candidate Statement: Guillermo Romero

Candidate Statement: Andrea Kennedy-Smith

Candidate Statement: Daniel V. Smith

At the SEIU Local 503 General Council held on August 9-11, 2018, General Council delegates voted to revise the Bylaws to create two Statewide Vice President offices:

  • Vice President employed by a public employer (State, Local Government, Higher Education)
  • Vice President who is employed in any other sector represented by the Union

The General Council delegates resolved that: Following the 2018 election of statewide officers, a special election for a second vice president will be held as soon as reasonably possible. Eligibility of candidates shall be based on the outcome of the Vice President election. (SEIU 503 Bylaws, Article XV, Section 5(t))

During the 2018-2020 Statewide Officer Election, a Client-Employed Provider (Homecare) member was elected as Vice President. Therefore, any SEIU 503 active or semi-active member in good standing employed by a public employer (State, Local Government, Higher Education) may run for office in this

Special Vice President Election. Any active, semi-active, staff or retiree member is eligible to nominate an eligible candidate.

Duties of Vice President: See SEIU 503 Bylaws, for more details. Go to www.seiu503.org/members/get-involved/leadership-governance/bylaws

If you don’t have access to a computer, we suggest accessing a computer at your local library, at an SEIU 503 office, or using a friend’s computer. Any eligible candidate can access a computer at SEIU 503 offices during regular office hours for purposes of completing the nomination form. In the event you are unable to access a computer, you may request a hard-copy of the nominations form by contacting your local SEIU field office.

Nominations, candidate statements, and candidate photos are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. All candidates must submit a candidate statement by November 21, 2018, or it will not appear in the candidate statements published online or mailed with the ballot. Nominations, candidate statements and photos must be completed and submitted online at seiu503.org. Statements are limited to 400 words. Candidate photos will be published online, along with their voter guide statement, and will also be published with the voter pamphlet candidate statement that is mailed with the ballot. 

See SEIU 503 Bylaws for more election information. Go to: www.seiu503.org/members/get-involved/leadership-governance/bylaws/

Notification of Nomination and Election is available online in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

Questions: Contact the SEIU 503 SWO/BOD Elections Committee c/o SEIU 503 Legal Department at 503-581-1505 ext. 137, or gotharde@seiu503.org. 

Election timeline: https://seiu503.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/VP-election-timeline_English.pdf