Unofficial Election Results

Below are the unofficial results of the ballot count for the SEIU Local 99 Officer and Executive Board election. Please note these counts are pending final certification by AAA, the independent third party conducting the election. Ballots were counted on June 11, 2021. The final certification of election results will be available in the coming days.

Office of Executive Director
Max Arias – 765
Tanya Walters – 482
Blanks – 25
Office of President
Lynneier Boyd-Peterson – 480
Conrado Guerrero – 762
Blanks – 30
Office of Vice President
Candace Jordan – 603
Elizabeth Thomas-Parker – 617
Blanks – 52
Office of Secretary
Agnes Braga – 637
Veronica Gaston – 598
Blanks – 37
Higher Education Delegate
Carlos Diaz – 25
Christzann Ozan – 21
Shandor Batoczki – 40
Maria Urenda – 57
Blanks – 58
LAUSD At-Large Delegate
Marisol Aguilar – 544
Elroy Johnson – 275
John Lewis – 355
Latosha Thompson – 354
Margaret Williams – 264
Blanks – 854
Small K-12 Delegate
Adrian Cleveland – 65
Anthony Jackson – 76
Chris Mock – 53
Kathy Yates – 64
Blanks – 78
Please note the offices marked with an asterix in the list below. These seats were uncontested. There was no need for a membership vote.

 

 

Final Certification of Candidates

Executive Director:
Max Arias
Tanya Walters

President:
Lynneier Boyd-Peterson
Conrado Guerrero

Vice President:
Candace Jordan
Elizabeth Parker

Treasurer*:
Monique Majeed-Williams

Secretary:
Agnes Braga
Veronica Gaston

Small Public K-12 Delegate:
Adrian Cleveland
Anthony Jackson
Chris Mock
Kathy Yates

Early Education Delegate:
No Certified Candidates

Higher Education Delegate:
Shandor Batoczki
Carlos Diaz
Christzann Ozan
Maria Urenda

County Office of Education Delegate:
No Certified Candidates

Child Care Providers Delegate*:
Keenan Davis
Nikita Jones-Houston
Deanna Robles

Retired Member Delegate:
No Certified Candidates

LAUSD At-Large Delegate:
Marisol Aguilar
Elroy Johnson
John Lewis
Latosha Thompson
Margaret Williams

LAUSD D1 Delegate:
No Certified Candidates

LAUSD D2 Delegate*:
Miguel Morales Jr.

LAUSD D3 Delegate:
No Certified Candidates

LAUSD D4 Delegate*:
Keshuna Tunstall

LAUSD D5 Delegate*:

Jannette Verbera

LAUSD D6 Delegate*:
Kathleen Hamm

LAUSD D7 Delegate*:
Bart Weil

*Offices marked with an asterisk have the same (or fewer) certified candidates than there are open seats; therefore, these seats are uncontested, and the certified candidates will be seated for the next term of office with no need for a membership vote (write-in votes are not permitted).

Election Committee

Amelia Soto (Early Ed Division), Chair

Heidy Escobar (Child Care Division)

Maria Elena Aguirre (LAUSD Division)

Martelle Riley (Small Public K-12 Division)

Dana Boynton (Higher Ed Division)

Richard Lowe (County Office Division)

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A MAILED-BALLOT ELECTION ONLY. Ballots, voting instructions, and candidate statements will be mailed all members’ current home addresses on record by May 10, 2021. Ballots must be returned by mail, and received no later than 9:00am on June 11, 2021 in order to be counted. Any member who does not receive a ballot by May 17, or who loses or spoils their ballot, may request a replacement ballot by contacting Rocio Aguilar at [email protected]. Requests for replacement ballots will be processed through June 4, 2021.

Per the Official Nomination Procedures, “Candidates shall be permitted to request to have campaign literature mailed to the most current home addresses of SEIU Local 99 members. Candidates will be responsible for the full cost of such mailing(s), which will be conducted by an independent third party.” To make such a request, candidates must complete and submit a written request on a form available in the SEIU Local Office and on the Local 99 website here. Upon such a written request, mailing lists will be forwarded electronically to West Coast Mailers, a union vendor who will deal directly with candidates for election campaign mailings. All processing and payment arrangements for such mailings must be made directly with West Coast Mailers, 5630 Borwick Avenue, South Gate, CA 90280, (323) 773-5391, fax (323) 773-5394, [email protected]

Notification of Nomination Procedures

SEIU Local 99 will be holding elections for the Offices of Executive Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Board Delegates in 2021. Constitution & Bylaws Article 6 – Executive Board, Section 1.B Industry Division Executive Board Delegates

In accordance with our union’s Constitution and Bylaws, the following nomination procedures will be observed:

Prior to February 19, 2021 – The Executive Board shall appoint an Elections Committee consisting of a Chairperson and at least five (5) additional members. There shall be at least one member from each Industry Division on the Elections Committee. No member may serve on the Elections Committee if s/he is a candidate for office. If a neutral third party administrator is not engaged, the Elections Committee shall determine all questions of candidate eligibility, be in charge of the election process and the counting of ballots, the certification of results and decide any election protests. Constitution & Bylaws Article 15 – Committees, Section 3-. Elections Committee

March 12, 2021 – Nominating petitions will be available beginning on this date. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SEIU Local 99 has made electronic nominating petitions available for use by potential candidates, and encourages potential candidates to use that method to circulate petitions and collect signatures. Electronic nominating petitions will be available on the SEIU Local 99 website: seiu99.org. For questions or concerns regarding the use of electronic petitions, please contact Rocio Aguilar ([email protected] or 213-387-8393 x186). Potential candidates who do not want to use electronic nominating petitions may also contact Rocio Aguilar to make alternate arrangements to be provided with a paper copy of the nominating petition for circulation. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

March 16, 2021 – An Industry Division Meeting shall be conducted for the purpose of allowing members to initiate their candidacy by obtaining nomination petitions and collecting signatures of fellow Industry Division members. That meeting will be conducted remotely via Zoom from 6pm until 8pm. Register for the meeting here. Constitution & Bylaws Article 9 – Industry Divisions, Section 5 – Industry Division Meetings

April 9, 2021 – Final day to turn in nominating petitions. Petitions must be submitted by 5pm as instructed on the petitions. Potential candidates using paper nominating petitions may return completed petitions on April 9, 2021, between 2:00pm – 5:00pm to the main SEIU Local 99 office located at 2724 W. 8th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005; potential candidates returning paper petitions who are not able to do so at the scheduled time may contact Rocio Aguilar ([email protected] or 213-387-8393 x186) to make alternate arrangements to return petitions prior to the deadline of 5pm on April 9. Petitions may be returned to the Chair of the Election Committee by electronic submission (or by returning a paper petition) as described in this paragraph. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

Qualifications for Nominations and Nominating a Candidate

Any member wishing to be a candidate for the Office of Executive Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer must submit a nominating petition signed by 100 members in good standing. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, A. Local-wide Officer Petitions; Section C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

Any member wishing to be a candidate for the Office of Industry Division Delegate may be nominated by submitting a nominating petition signed by 25 members in good standing within the nominee’s Industry Division. The LAUSD Industry Division has three (3) “at-large” delegates and an additional seven (7) regional delegates, one from each of the LAUSD Board Districts; the “at-large” candidates may be assigned to any work location in LAUSD, and their petitions must be signed by members in good standing at any LAUSD work location; the regional candidates must be assigned to a work location within the District whose seat they seek, and their petitions must be signed by members in good standing assigned to a work location within the Board District of the candidate for that District. Constitution & Bylaws Article 6 – Industry Divisions, Section 2 and Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, B. Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Petitions; Section C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

Any member who wishes to be a candidate for the Office of Retiree Delegate may be nominated by submitting a nominating petition signed by 10 members in good standing within the retiree division. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, B. Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Petitions; Section C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

In order to be eligible to nominate a candidate for a Local Union Office and/or Executive Board Delegate, you must be a member who is not in arrears in the payment of any installment of dues or assessments more than one hundred and twenty (120) days after their due date.
Constitution & Bylaws Article 4 – Membership Eligibility and Representational Categories, Section 3 – Suspension of Good Standing Status of Membership

Certification of Candidates

The Election Committee will make a determination of the eligibility of all potential candidates. Nominating petitions submitted prior to April 6, 2021 will be subject to an initial verification of sufficient member signatures to support the nomination. Petitioners who submit nominating petitions prior to April 6, 2021 who have an inadequate number of signatures to support their nomination shall be notified of such deficiency by e-mail and telephone within two business days of their initial petition submission, and shall be given the opportunity to submit additional petition signatures by 5 p.m. on April 9, 2021. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, D. Certification of Candidates

Notice of Petitioners

During the petitioning period (March 12, 2021 – April 9, 2021), the names of members who have picked-up petitions, indicating the office and/or delegate position, shall be posted on the SEIU Local 99 website, which shall be updated weekly every Friday before noon. Candidates shall be permitted to request to have campaign literature mailed to the most current home addresses of SEIU Local 99 members. Candidates will be responsible for the full cost of such mailing(s), which will be conducted by an independent third party.

Eligibility to be Nominated and Serve

A person shall be eligible to be nominated and to serve as an elected Local Union Officer or Division Executive Board Delegate who has been a member in continuous good standing in the Local Union for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the nomination and who has during all of that time paid the full dues required for the working members of the Local union within each month when due. However, if any of its bargaining units or Industry Divisions has not been in existence the time herein required, a candidate for office must have been a member in continuous good standing for the entire time since affiliation, creation of new Industry Division or first contract. Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 2 – Eligibility for Local-wide Officers and Industry, and Retirees Division Executive Board Delegates, A. Eligibility

Please refer to SEIU Local 99’s Constitution and Bylaws Article 12 for the complete language regarding elections, offices and procedures. Copies are available in our union offices or click here.