SEIU LOCAL 99 OFFICER & EXECUTIVE BOARD 2024 ELECTIONS: 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 2024.

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 January 3, 2024 – 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-Special Committees, B. Elections Committee

January 31, 2024 – Nominating petitions will be available between 8am and 5pm at the SEIU Local 99 main office:3530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, C. Local-wide Officer and Industry Division Executive Board Delegate Nomination Petitions

February 24, 2024 – a Candidate Initiation Meeting shall be held during the Industry Division Meetings at 400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015, from 10 am until 12 pm for the purpose of picking-up nomination petitions and gathering signatures.

Constitution & Bylaws Article 9 – Industry Divisions, Section 5 – Industry Division Meetings

March 1, 2024 – Final day to turn in nominating petitions. Original petitions must be returned by 5pm to the main SEIU Local 99 office located at 3530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1800, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Petitions may also be returned to the Chair of the Election Committee.

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 to the Chairperson of the elections Committee, or at the main SEIU Local 99 office, 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 to the Chairperson of the Elections Committee, or at the main SEIU Local 99 office, 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 to the Chairperson of the Elections Committee, or at the main SEIU Local 99 office, 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. Petitions submitted prior to February 23, 2024 will be subject to an initial verification of sufficient member signatures to support the nomination. Petitioners who submit petitions prior to February 23, 2024 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 March 1, 2024.

Constitution & Bylaws Article 12 – Elections, Section 1 – Nominations, D. Certification of Candidates

Notice of Petitioners

During the petitioning period (January 31, 2024 – March 1, 2024), 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 here.

SEIU Local 99
Officer and Executive Board Elections
Petitions Issued for Prospective Candidates
2/23/2024

As of 5:00pm on February 22, 2024, the following official petitions have been requested and provided for the candidates and offices listed below. During the petition period (January 31 – March 1, 2024) this report will be updated weekly and posted by noon on Fridays.

Executive Director:
Max Arias
Tanya Walters

President:
Conrado Guerrero

Vice President:
Makebia Flanagan
Elizabeth Parker
Francisco Peraza

Treasurer:
I. Monique Majeed-Williams
Rigoberto Rodriguez

Secretary:
Chris Mock
Maria Urenda

Small Public K-12 Delegate:
Adrian Cleveland
Nedra Ford
Anthony Jackson
Chris Mock

Susan Saavedra

Kathy Yates

Early Education Delegate:
Katrina Gipson

Higher Education Delegate:
Shandor Batoczki
Carlos Diaz
Christzann Ozan
Felicia Torres

County Office of Education Delegate:
Damita Carey-Smith

Child Care Providers Delegate:
Leidy Bernasconi

Cristian Corona
Sylvia Hernandez

Zonia Sanchez

Retired Member Delegate:
Jacqueline Brown
Gloria Genyard

LAUSD At-Large Delegate:
Audrey Grant
Ricky Hulland
Ryan Jack
Charmell Lee
John Lewis
Symbria Virgen

LAUSD D1 Delegate:
Elroy Johnson Sr.

LAUSD D2 Delegate:
Miguel Morales Jr.
Alice Rivera

LAUSD D3 Delegate:
Lynneier Boyd-Peterson

LAUSD D4 Delegate:
Richard Gatewood

LAUSD D5 Delegate:
Alice Rivera

LAUSD D6 Delegate:
Kathleen Hamm

LAUSD D7 Delegate:
Michael Smith

Election Committee

  • Large Public K-12: Yolanda Mims Reed, Committee Chair
  • Early Education: Juan Orozco
  • Small Public K-12: Rufus Cobbs
  • Higher Education: Michael Price
  • County Office of Education: Steven Donini
  • Child Care: Suetonius Carrera
  • Retirees: Linda Rollins

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