In union election results announced June 13, members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 re-elected a slate of incumbent officers to top positions.
Incumbent president and business representative Shirley Block was re-elected with 55 percent of the vote, outpolling four challengers: former president Bruce Hansen got 22 percent, followed by Henry Beasley, 16 percent, Christopher Day, 5 percent; and Heidi Shelton, 2 percent.
In the race for vice president and assistant business representative, incumbent Jon Hunt won with 52 percent against challengers Gordon Duncan and John Wold.
And incumbent financial secretary-treasurer and recording secretary Mary Longoria outpolled challenger Ryan Viken 66 to 34 percent.
All three of the top offices are full-time paid positions.
All told over 2,200 ballots were cast.
Local 757 represents 5,584 bus drivers, mechanics, dispatchers and others at public transit agencies and school districts in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Members also elected 25 members to serve as liaison officers, as well as 14 members of the union executive board:
- C-TRAN James Bennett
- Lane Transit District Bill Bradley
- Portland Public Schools Jimmy Appelhanz
- Portland Public Schools (First Student) Anna M. Tompte
- Salem-Keizer Transit District Mikel Burke
- TriMet Center Street Transportation Darin Hagey
- TriMet Center Street Maintenance Kevin Kinoshita
- TriMet Merlo Transportation Michael McCurry
- TriMet Merlo Maintenance Kerry Montgomery
- TriMet Powell Transportation Khris Alexander
- TriMet Powell Maintenance Mike Francois
- TriMet Light Rail Transportation Terrance Howard
- TriMet Light Rail Maintenance Joe E. Ruffin III
- TriMet Represented Staff Frederick Casey