Convention 2015: Candidates for the Board of Directors

Delegates to the 75th Annual SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Convention will vote on five positions on the Board of Directors. All positions are for three-year terms; there are three state employee positions, one private sector employee position and one county and municipal employee position.

Numerous candidates submitted nomination forms with optional comments by the Sept. 3 deadline, meaning their names will be printed on the ballot and their candidacy published in this space. It’s important to note that candidates who did not meet the deadline can still be nominated from the floor at convention.

Director (State, three positions, three-year term)

Jeremy Dupuis, Chapter 20

Union member, leader, co-worker and activist. Currently a union councilor and steward for Chapter 20.

John Hattan, Chapter 45

Currently Chair of the Political Education Committee, and member of the Finance Committee. Long-term Secretary of Chapter 45. Represented union for years on the Board of Granite State Priorities.

Germano Martins, Chapter 45

27-year state employee, union member and served as councilor for Chapter 45 since early on. Member of SEA Political Education Committee and Retirement Committee. Served on NH Retirement System Board of Directors from 2006-2010 and from 2013 to now. Board member NH Citizens Alliance, Granite State Organizing Project and Hooksett Town Democratic Committee.

Brenda Thomas, Chapter 20

I am running as an incumbent for the Board of Directors. I work as an accountant for the Department of Administrative Services Division of Public Works. I have served on the Board of Directors for the past three years and would like to continue to represent all of our members. I believe it important to have as many members as possible represented at the Board table. I also currently hold the position of Chair for both AWU and CUE bargaining, negotiating with our SEA employees on their contracts. Being a member of the Board of Directors is a commitment of time, a commitment of dedication and a commitment to make decisions that are not just about the effect on my life or even my immediate co-workers but the effect on the membership as a whole. I take my commitment to our membership very seriously and I would appreciate your vote on Oct. 3.

Director (Private Sector, one position, three-year term)

No nominations

Director (County and Municipal, one position, three-year term)

Terry Locke, Chapter 52

Strafford County Department of Corrections for the past seven years, Hillsborough County Department of Corrections for four years. Vice President of Chapter 52, which is a new chapter with the separation from Riverside Rest Home. My experience would be a great asset.

Kathleen Mayo, Chapter 65


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