Incumbent Yvonne Walker has won re-election to the top post of SEIU Local 1000, the union has announced.
Walker and her slate of candidates defeated an opposition slate called "Members' Voices" that had criticized Local 1000 as unprofessionally managed, unaccountable and unresponsive to the rank and file.
"My team is part of a movement that is striving to make the members' voices heard throughout our union," said Members' Voices presidential candidate Tim Chaney in an e-mail to members. "Unfortunately, we may have come up short this time at the ballot box."
Here are the tentative results, pending the resolution of any protests that might surface:
Local 1000 President:
Yvonne Walker - 5,092
Tim Chaney - 2,789
Lisa Flores - 1,109
Local 1000 Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer:
Cora Okumura - 4,904
Kathleen Collins - 3,876
Local 1000 Vice President for Bargaining:
Margarita Maldonado - 4.907
Ed Perez - 3,837
Local 1000 Vice President for Organizing and Representation:
Tamekia Robinson - 3,688
Janea Williams - 2,097
Javier Cardenas - 1,771
Lowell Landowski - 1,253
The Members' Voices' e-mail suggests that the election or the results may be contested: "During the election, we received many reports of irregularities as well as possible misuse of union funds and resources by our opponents."
The deadline for protests is June 25.
"Our team is now weighing our options and should have a decision soon. Unfortunately, the Election Protest Committee is hand-picked by the incumbent president and the committee's decision is final," the e-mail said. "We will prepare for a possible legal fight."