Members voted and final results are in for Units 1 and 3. A run-off election will be held for Unit 2.

Votes have been tallied and verified and members have been elected to be part of the team negotiating our next full contract with SMMUSD. We do have a tie for the 3rd seat in Unit 2: Operations and Support Classified Employees. Our Local 99 Elections Committee has determined that a run-off election will be held.

The run-off vote will decide the 3rd seat and the alternate!

Voting will be online here and open at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 12, and close at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14.

What is the process for the runoff election?

  • Members must provide a district-issued email address.
  • Employees on probation are not eligible to vote.
  • All voters’ membership status will be verified before your vote is counted.

*If you are unsure of your membership status check your most current paystub for an SEIU DUES deduction or sign-up online


We are happy to report that the following members will be seated on the team that will be negotiating our next full-contract.

Unit 1: All office, technical, and business classified employees
Julie Bechtloff, Accounting Technician*
Nedra Ford, Human Resources Technician
Cindy Johnston, Senior Office Specialist*

Cristy Miranda, Administrative Asst. (ALTERNATE)

Unit 2: All operations support classified employees
Devon Ausman, Technical Theatre Coordinator*
Chancy Jones, Campus Security Officer*

Henry Plascencia, Skilled Maintenance Worker* (TIED)
Terry Wilson, Campus Security Officer* (TIED)

(Run-off vote will be held to break the tie and decide on the 3rd seat and alternate.)

Unit 3: All instructional assistants and paraprofessional employees
Crystal Griffis, Paraeducator
Ocea Iverson, Paraeducator*
Isabel Martinez, Paraeducator*

Yolanda Roller, Paraeducator* (ALTERNATE)

Our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team is responsible for representing all members working at SMMUSD in negotiations with school district management representatives. In the event that a member elected to the bargaining team cannot complete their duties, the alternate will join the team.

We congratulate these leaders and recognize all members who participated in this election process.

We’re excited to elect our team. But we must remember that a strong contract is not just won at the bargaining table. Our wages, hours, working conditions, and other issues affecting our jobs are on the line. We must all be ready to support our team by taking action.