Voting for officers, EB set to begin March 13

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The nonpartisan Local 888 Election Committee is reviewing nomination petitions to determine who qualified with the required 50 signatures. Next up is a “Special Election Edition” of The Spark with the 150-word statements submitted by each candidate.

“This is an important moment for the future of Local 888,” said retiring President Brenda Rodrigues. “Democracy is a core value for both SEIU Local 888, and our nation,” she added. “Now is the time to discuss and debate the future of our union.”

The elected positions at stake are all at-large: president, secretary-treasurer, recording secretary along with 18 executive board members and three trustees.

As now allowed by the bylaws, an independent election vendor will send voting credentials for electronic balloting on March 13. Members may also request a paper ballot. Voting will conclude April 3.

The Local 888 Executive Board approved the four impartial members to serve on the Election Committee overseeing the 2021 Officer and Executive Board election.They are:

  • James Harrington, Lottery Commission
  • Kathleen Porrazzo, Quincy Housing Authority Professionals
  • William Bonnetti, Town of Yarmouth, Unit A
  • Marcelina Johnson, Boston Centers for Youth & Families

The 2021 race is on: For a full rundown, see http://www.seiu888.org/elections/.

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