August 20, 2010 Volume 111 Number 16

Holliday re-elected as Operating Engineers 701 business manager

Mark Holliday has been re-elected to an unprecedented sixth three-year term as business manager/financial secretary of Operating Engineers Local 701 after turning back a challenge from Dan Wagoner. The vote was 875-348.

Re-elected to a third term as president was James “Jimbo” Anderson. He defeated Michael Bradach 838-381.

Re-elected to office by acclamation were:Vice President Kevin Miller; Recording Corresponding Secretary Steve Bradley; Treasurer Nelda Wilson; Conductor Dave Carter; Guard Melvin “Butch” Sarin; District I Representative Mike Thun; District II Representative Harold Chevrier; District III Representative Darren Glebe; District IV Representative Ray Akers; District V Representative Mike Watters; and District V Representative at Large Richard Lauderback.

Elected as auditors were Ken Humber, Frank Bott and Ted Drayton.

Holliday has served in the 4,000-member union’s top post since 1995. In 2008 he was appointed a general vice president of the international union — the first from Local 701 to ever hold that position.

The election was held Aug. 5 at Local 701’s hall in Gladstone. A total of 1,267 ballots were cast.

Officers will be installed Sept. 24. Terms of office are three years.

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