June 5, 2009 Volume 110 Number 11

Oregon unionists come up short in public elections

For local unions hoping to get members elected to non-partisan local offices, Oregon’s May 19 special election was a disappointment.

Scott Bailey, a member of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), lost his race for Portland Public School Board, Zone 5 .

Former AFSCME Local 189 vice president Chuck Moffitt placed third in a three-way race for Position 2 on the Board of Multnomah Education Service District.

Teachers union leader Deborah Barnes lost her race for mayor of Milwaukie — by 26 votes.

Earl Scott, a member of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21, lost a race for Port of St. Helens Commission, Position 5.

And union Fire Fighter Malic Morris lost in his bid for a seat on the Polk County Fire District #1 board.

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