August 16, 2019
Five vacancies filled on PEF Executive Board
BY SHERRY HALBROOK
Five of nine vacant seats on the PEF Executive Board were filled during the third-quarterly special elections to fill mid-term vacancies.
The following five PEF members were the sole nominees for their seats following the submission of nominating petitions:
• Board Seat 1 – Karen Stephani will represent members working for the state Department of Agriculture and Markets;
• Board Seat 25 – Erin O’Brien will represent members working for the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision at Auburn, Livingston, Groveland, Five Points, Willard, Elmira, and Southport correctional facilities;
• Board Seat 195 – Edward Dombroski will represent members working for the state Health Department main office — PEF Region 8 including: Menands-Riverview Center, 800 North Pearl, Glens Falls, and Saranac Lake, (PEF Division. 205C);
• Board Seat 235 – Kevin Jones will represent PEF Region 8 members working for the state Labor Department, except those working at the Troy Atrium; and
• Board Seat 450 – Martin Robinson represents PEF members in Regions 6-8 working for the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.
The new board members will serve the remainder of three-year terms that expire July 31, 2021.
No candidates were certified following petitioning for the following board seats:
• Board Seat 174, which represents members working for the state Office of Information Technology Services in Downtown Albany (east of and including Everett Road);
• Board Seat 435, which represents PEF Region 8 members working for the state Office of Children and Family (PEF Division 234);
• Board Seat 460, which represents PEF members working for the state Department of State; and
• Board Seat 545, which represents members working in the following political subdivisions of New York state: Albany Housing Authority; Albany County Probation; and Allegany County.
Nominees will again be sought to fill these vacant seats in the fourth-quarter special elections that begin in October. That petitioning will begin October 9 and conclude October 30. If more than one candidate for a seat is certified ballots will be mailed to that constituency November 20. They must be returned by December 12 for counting by the American Arbitration Association December 13.
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