Reposted from goiam.org
In accordance with Article III of the Constitution of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), nominations for Grand Lodge office for the term ending June 30, 2025 were conducted in January 2021. As a result of those nominations, the following officers were elected by acclimation (without a challenger):
Robert Martinez Jr., International President
Gary R. Allen, General Vice President
Sito Pantoja, General Vice President
Mark Blondin, General Vice President
Rickey Wallace, General Vice President
Brian Bryant, General Vice President
Steve Galloway, General Vice President
David Chartrand, General Vice President
James Beno, Committee on Law
Dave Weaver, Committee on Law
T. Dean Wright Jr., Committee on Law
Tania Canniff, Committee on Law
E. Michael Vartabedian, Delegate to AFL-CIO
Richard Jackson, Delegate to AFL-CIO
Sharon Sugiyama, Delegate to AFL-CIO
Kim Valliere, Delegate to Canadian Labour Congress
The General Secretary-Treasurer position was contested and a secret ballot election was conducted at local lodge meetings on April 24, 2021 and by absentee ballot.
In accordance with the Constitution, the Tellers began the count on May 1, 2021. Counting continued from day to day in front of any candidates or designated observers, until completed on May 7, 2021.
Dora Cervantes received the highest number of votes cast and is the successful candidate with 5,598 votes. The challenger received 3,416 votes.
Elected officers will begin their term on July 1, 2021.