IBEW Local 48 reelects Gary Young

Gary Young
Gary Young

Incumbent IBEW Local 48 business manager Gary Young was reelected July 12 in a runoff election, outpolling challenger Jakob Juntunen 711 to 665. In an earlier round of officer elections June 21, Young got 489 votes, followed by Juntunen with 379 and Nancy Cary with 296. The runoff was held because no candidate received a majority. Business manager is a full-time position overseeing staff at the 4,300-member union.

Local 48 members also chose Wayne Chow as president in the runoff; he overtook Bruce Barnes  679 to 627. Barnes had the most votes in the first round with 386, compared to 353 for Chow and 321 for Lee Duncan.

Other officer election results from the June 21 officer election are:

  • Vice president: No candidate filed
  • Recording secretary: Kathy Duncan
  • Treasurer: John Sargent
  • Executive Board: Paul New, Jason Jenkins, Christina Daniels, Marshall McGrady, Jocelyn Atkins, Aaron Barber-Strong
  • Examining Board: Garth Bachman, Scott Axness, Al Gensitskiy
  • Delegate to the International Convention: Terry Reigle, Topher Edwards, Alan Keser, Scott Zadow, Lisa Serrano, Ray Lister, Garth Bachman, Christina Daniels

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