Kevin Card to lead NALC state association

Portland letter carrier Kevin Card won election as president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Oregon State Association.

Card, a member of NALC Branch 82, outpolled former vice president Linda Smith at the group’s April 29-30 convention. Smith also is a member of Branch 82.

The state association coordinates politics and education for about 3,300 urban letter carriers in NALC locals around the state. The term of office is two years. The presidency is a less-than-part-time assignment, and Card will remain on staff as secretary treasurer of NALC Branch 82.

Card’s predecessor at the state association, Steve Devereux of Eugene-Springfield Branch 916, is retiring and did not seek re-election.

Convention delegates also elected Rickie Horton of Branch 916 as vice president and Michael Parrish of Branch 82 as assistant secretary-treasurer and newsletter editor.

Card, 54, serves on the Oregon AFL-CIO Executive Board and is the Oregon coordinator for NALC’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive

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