Tom Dalzell was elected to a third full term as IBEW Local 1245 business manager in a mail-ballot election tabulated on June 24. Mike Davis, president since 2004, was elected to his third full term.
Vice President Art Freitas and Recording Secretary Chris Habecker were re-elected to their positions without opposition.
Treasurer Cecelia De La Torre, treasurer since 2004, survived a challenge from union activist Lorenso Arciniega to win a fourth term.
“I congratulate all those who won leadership positions in our union, including the unit officers who were elected at unit meetings in June,” said Dalzell. “We need strong leadership at every level of our organization to meet some very significant challenges in the coming years. I look forward to working with the officers, Executive Board, and Advisory Council members that the members have chosen.”
Pedro “Pete” Sandoval defeated incumbent Mike Jacobson for the Southern Area Executive Board position.
Tom Cornell was re-elected without opposition to the Executive Board as the representative from Northern Nevada, a seat that was reconfigured in recently-approved by-laws changes that split the Northern Area seat into separate Nevada and California seats. The newly-created Northern California Executive Board seat was captured by Michael Scafani in a hotly-contested six-way race.
Mike Cottrell, who served two terms as Southern Area member to the Executive Board, was re-elected to a third term in the newly-created seat representing Line Clearance Tree Trimmers and Outside Construction.
Stan Zamora was elected without opposition to the newly-created At-Large PG&E General Construction seat on the Executive Board.
There was competition for several seats to the Advisory Council, the rank-and-file organization that is vested with significant power over union policies and finances.
In a four-way race for three seats representing PG&E General Construction, the winners were Scott Powell, Daniel Stalcup, and Harold Blackshire Jr.
In other contested races for Advisory Council seats:
Cory Armstrong defeated Dan Novella, Coast Valleys Division of PG&E
Travis Carlson defeated Jeff Campodonico and Gerald Stinson, Sacramento Division of PG&E and Calibration and Testing
Tanny Hurtado defeated Ray Banfill, Line Clearance Tree Trimmer Companies
Thelma Dixon defeated Julia Steffen, Clerical at Large of PG&E – Northern Area
Lynn Flavin defeated Jose Mendoza and Keith Lyle, Clerical at Large of PG&E—Southern Area
Winning uncontested re-election to Advisory Council seats were:
Dan Mayo, San Joaquin Division of PG&E
Michael Patterson, Alameda/Contra Costa Transit District and East Bay Municipalities
Robert Harty, Stockton Division of PG&E and City of Lodi
Lauren Bartlett, Sacramento Regional Transit District
Lee Thomas, Humboldt Division of PG&E
Mike Jessen, De Sabla Division of PG&E
Art Torres, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sam Glero, Delegate, WAPA, GCC-1
Two members appointed to vacancies on the Advisory Council in 2012 won election to those same posts. Anthony Brown will continue representing East Bay Division of PG&E, Materials Distribution Department of PG&E, and Foster-Wheeler. Gary Maschio will continue representing San Francisco Division of PG&E and General Office of PG&E.
Non-incumbents winning uncontested races to the Advisory Council were:
James Hayes, Diablo Canyon Nuclear Generating Station
Mark Welsh, City of Santa Clara and San Jose Division of PG&E
Denver Thomas, NV Energy, TMWA, City of Fernley, Truckee Donner PUD, Mt. Wheeler Power Inc., Wells REA, City of Fallon, Liberty Energy
Mark Anderson, Colgate Division of PG&E, Yuba County Water Agency, City of Gridley
Steven Segale, North Bay Division of PG&E, City of Healdsburg, City of Ukiah, City of Willits
Thomas Greer, Frontier Communications
Craig Tatum, Irrigation Districts
There were no valid nominations for the follow Advisory Council positions:
Clerical at Large – PG&E Central Area
USBR and Western Area Power Administration
Drum Division of PG&E, Plumas Sierra REC, and City of Roseville
Shasta Division of PG&E, City of Redding, Lassen Municipal Utility District, City of Shasta Lake, and Bella Vista Water District
California Gas Transmission