Announcing Interim Elections for Vacant Executive Board Position
Region 4 Board Representative

CFI Local 39000 is announcing Interim Elections for the Executive Board Position of Region 4 Board Representative. Unfortunately, our present Region 4 Board Representative, Claudia Morales, has left employ with the courts and thereby is disqualified from continuing in the position.

The CFI Local 39000 Bylaws are clear that any position that becomes vacant must be filled if there are more than six months left in the term. The present Board’s term expires in December of 2023; therefore, it is incumbent upon the Local to run Nominations and Elections to fill the positions. (Bylaws Article 8, Section 5)

The opening date set for officially receiving nominations will be November 4th, 2022; officially closing by 5:00 pm on November 13th, 2022. Nominated candidates will have until November 18th, 2022, to either accept or decline the nomination. Candidates must be members in good standing, accept the nomination in writing, and agree to participate in training.  Our Bylaws define the role of the Regional Board Representative as follows:

Section Six: Unit Representatives

The Representatives of each of the Regional Bargaining Units shall: 

a.     Represent the interests of their respective regions on the Executive Board;
b. Serve as advisory members to the regional bargaining committees;
c. Engage in statewide issues to foster collaboration and coordination;
d. Encourage region-wide communication among the membership.

Please send nominations by email to [email protected]; in the subject line be sure to write “Region 4 Nomination – Interim Elections.” 

Usually for the Executive Board elections members are allowed up to four nominations: the three officers – President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer – and the regional board representative for your region. Members of our Freelance/IGA unit only nominate the Freelance Chair. As the only open position is the Region 4 Board Representative, there will be a limit of one nomination per member-at-large.
The term of office will begin upon election and completion of officer training and run through December 31, 2023.
In the event of a contested race for the open regional board representative position, a secret ballot election will be conducted. Should there be a need for secret ballot, the date for ballot returns would be Friday, December 2nd, 2022 and the count would take place on Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 at the Local under the direction of the Local’s Election Committee.

In unity, 

Michael Ferreira