Local 1671 Elections
Updated On: Feb 23, 2020

Check the Our Leaders page for a list of current leaders (both elected and vacancy appointments). 

In our member-run democratic union, Local 1671 members have many opportunities to run for election to have a seat in various offices and committees within Local 1671, AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE), AFSCME, and the AFL-CIO. 

Elections for Local 1671 Executive Board and Trustees are all conducted by Local 1671 in December of odd years.

Elections for Delegates to the AFSCME Council 28 Public Service Policy Committee as well as convention delegates are conducted by Local 1671 in Summer of odd years.

Local 1671 vacancies are filled by vote of the Executive Board pursuant to Article 4, Section 8 of the Interpreters United Local 1671 Constitution.

Elections for our Bargaining Team are conducted by AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) in the Fall of every odd year. You will find more information about this election on this webstie under the Bargaining tab.

2019 December ELECTIONS

Position

Name

Election

President

Quan Tran

 Elected

Vice-President

Alfonso Bautista

 Elected

Secretary

Ruth Medina

 Elected

Treasurer

Ana Cecilia Arcia

 Elected

District 1 SW WA

Irma Briseño Marin

 Acclamation

District 2 Olympic Pa.

Vacant

 Vacant

District 3 Pierce Co.

Carlos West

 Acclamation

District 4 S King Co.

Aida Sanchez-Vela

 Elected

District 5 N King Co.

Jacquelyn Grizzard

 Acclamation

District 6 NW WA

Lizzeth Belskus-Amador

 Acclamation

District 7 NE WA

Koastyantin Unguryan

 Elected

District 8 CE WA

Elisa Silva

 Acclamation

District 9 SE WA

Ynez Vargas

 Acclamation

Position

Name

 Election

Trustee 1-year term

Leroy Mould

 Elected

Trustee 2-year term

Michelle Dill

 Elected

Trustee 3-year term

Veronica Mendez

 Elected

Local 1671 will be conducting elections for positions on the Executive Board and Board of Trustees during the month of December 2019.

You will recall that at our Summer 2019 statewide meeting we passed some constitutional amendments. These constitutional amendments have had some unforeseen consequences. On October 21, our then Local 1671 President Leroy Mould received a letter by regular mail written by AFSCME President, Lee Saunders, informing Local 1671 that AFSCME had rejected our 2-months transition period. Furthermore, AFSCME decided that Local 1671’s elections should happen every December of odd years to better align them with the calendar year. Accordingly, Local 1671 is now required to hold yet another election even though we just had one a month ago. Please read our amended Constitution now approved by AFSCME.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations due on December 4 by 5 pm

Nominations are now open for Local 1671 elected positions. In order to be elected, that person must be nominated by a union member in good standing. You can nominate either yourself or an interpreter of your choice by sending an email to Local1671ElectionsDec2019[at]gmail.com

Local 1671 EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS

These are our most visible and active elected leadership positions. Executive Board members meet monthly to set the local's agenda and make sure Local Business is handled properly.  These positions are crucial to the success and vibrancy of the local. For a detailed description of each position’s duties, please consult Article VII of Local 1671’s Constitution

You can nominate yourself or someone else by sending an email to Local1671ElectionsDec2019[at]gmail.com. Remember to first check with the person you are nominating whether they would like to run for elected office. If you are unsure of the person’s full name, email address or phone number, please contact the Secretary at Local1671[at]gmail.com. Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of [E-board position].

District Chairs can only be nominated by Local 1671 members residing in the same district. The interpreter’s primary residential address shall be used to determine to which District an interpreter belongs. Only in cases where the interpreter does not have a primary address shall post office mailing boxes be used for the basis of determining District membership.  If an eligible interpreter lives outside of the State of Washington, they shall be considered part of the District with the county geographically nearest to their primary residence address. Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] belonging to District [X] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of District [X] Chair.

Except for District Chairs, all other positions can be nominated by Local 1671 members regardless of where they reside.

LOCAL 1671 EXECUTIVE BOARD

OFFICERS

President

Statewide position

Vice-president

Statewide position

Secretary

Statewide position

Treasurer

Statewide position

DISTRICT CHAIRS

1 SW WA

Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, and Skamania. 

2 Olympic Pa.

Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Mason, Lewis, and Thurston counties.

3 Pierce Co.

Pierce and Kitsap counties.

4 King South Co.

city of Seattle south of the ship canal (within the zip codes 98101, 98102, 98104, 98106, 98108, 98109, 98112, 98116, 98118, 98119, 98121, 98122, 98126, 98134, 98136, 98144, 98199) and south King County (within the zip codes 98001, 98002, 98071, 98092, 98010, 98013, 98022, 98003, 98023, 98063, 98093, 98025, 98030, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98042, 98064, 98089, 98038, 98047, 98051, 98055, 98056, 98057, 98058, 98059, 98062, and 98070 and Vashon Island. 

5 North King Co.

city of Seattle north of the ship canal (within the zip codes98103, 98105, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98125, 98133, 98155, 98177, 98195) and north King County (within the zip codes 98224, 98004, 98005, 98006, 98007, 98008, 98009, 98015, 98011, 98041, 98014, 98019, 98024, 98027, 98029, 98028, 98033, 98034, 98083, 98039, 98040, 98045, 98050, 98052, 98053, 98073, 98074, 98075, 98288, 98065, 98072, and 98077). 

6 NW WA

Snohomish County, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, and Island counties. 

7 NE WA

Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Whitman, Garfield, and Asotin counties.

8 CE WA

Klickitat, Yakima, Kittitas, Grant, Douglas, Chelan, and Okanogan counties.

9 SE WA

Adams, Benton, Franklin, Walla Walla, and Columbia counties.  

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Local 1671 TRUSTEE POSITIONS

THREE (3) STATEWIDE POSITIONS: The trustees shall make or cause to be made at least semi-annually an audit of the finances of Local 1671, and shall report to the membership on the results of such audit. Any Local 1671 member can nominate any member, including themselves, for each of these positions. Below is a sample nomination email:

I [Your First and Last Name and phone number] hereby nominate [First and Last Name, email and/or phone number] for the position of Trustee [Position 1 or 2 or 3].

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

TERM IN OFFICE

POSITION

Trustee 1

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2020

Statewide

Trustee 2

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2021

Statewide

Trustee 3

Jan 1, 2020 – Dec 31, 2022

Statewide

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS:

Pursuant to Appendix D of the AFSCME International Constitution, any member who has been nominated for office or who announces an intention to run for office has the right to one mailing to the membership made through the union office before the election. This mailing is not to be made at the union’s expense. The candidate must prepare the document for mailing and submit it electronically or in hardcopy to AFSCME Council 28 (WFSE) no less than 5 business days before desired mailing date. The candidate will clearly indicate the membership group to which they wish the literature to be mailed. The council will estimate the full cost of mailing the candidate literature including but not limited to materials, printing, addressing, first class postage, handling, and bindery in accordance with the current WFSE Printing and Mailing Costs. The candidate will provide payment for the estimated cost at the time of submission of literature to be mailed. Any additional cost or refund will be collected or refunded after mailing. Note also that the candidate is not entitled to a mailing list for the candidate’s own use.

DECEMBER 2019 ELECTIONS

NOMINATIONS REPORT

Nominations for the December Local 1671 elections for Executive Board and Trustees closed on Wednesday December 4th, 2019, at 5 pm.

Position

# of Nominees

# of Nominees who declined

Election

Name

President

5

3

BALLOT

Anastacio Lepe

Quan Tran

Vice-President

3

1

BALLOT

Alfonso Bautista

Juan Medina Bloise

Secretary

2

0

BALLOT

Ruth Medina

Sixta Castillo

Treasurer

3

1

BALLOT

Ana Cecilia Arcia

Larry Miller

District 1 SW WA

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Irma Briseño Marin

District 2 Olympic Pa.

0

District 3 Pierce Co.

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Carlos West

District 4 King Co. South

2

0

BALLOT

Aida Sanchez-Vela

Masuood Muhammed

District 5 N King Co.

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Jacquelyn Grizzard

District 6 NW WA

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Lizzeth Belskus-Amador

District 7 NE WA

2

0

BALLOT

Jessica Cofler Suarez

Koastyantin Unguryan

District 8 CE WA

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Elisa Silva

District 9 SE WA

1

0

ACCLAMATION

Ynez Vargas

Position

# of Nominees

# of Nominees who declined

Election

Name

Trustee 1-year term

4

1

BALLOT

Carmela Luper

Julio Maldonado

Leroy Mould

Trustee 2-year term

3

0

BALLOT

Isabella Arevalo

Michelle Dill

Rosario Norena Smith

Trustee 3-year term

2

0

BALLOT

Sarah McConahy Ziemer

Veronica Mendez



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