The Society of United Professionals has almost completed its 2018-19 triennial elections, with just one Unit Director election to complete at the Legal Aid Ontario Local.
There were two contested elections for Local Vice President (LVP). Benson Tan won the race to lead the New Horizon System Solutions Local while Dana Fisher becomes the Legal Aid Ontario Local’s first LVP. Other new LVPs include Martin Hastings at IESO, Andre Vorauer at NWMO and Allison Garrod at the recently organized National Judicial Institute Local.
When the Inergi Local held a by-election for its LVP in November 2018 it was decided at the time that the winner would serve the proceeding three-year term. The winner of that election was Judith Logan Junop.
Elections began last fall when members elected their three Principal Officers — President, Secretary-Treasurer and Executive Vice President. The Society has a cascading election system to permit unsuccessful candidates for one office to seek other opportunities to serve members. Following the Principal Officer elections are Local Vice President Elections, which are followed by Unit Director elections. Votes are only held if there is a contested election. Delegates are selected separately by each local through the process outlined in each local’s by-laws.
As no nominations were received for the Unit 45 Unit Director position at the IESO Local, nominations remain open for that position. Contact Elena Medina if you are a member of Unit 45 and are interested in learning more about the position.
Society leaders elected in the 2018-19 elections
|First Name||Last Name||Office|
|Chris||Graham||Executive Vice President|
|Local Vice President|
|First Name||Last Name||Local|
|First Name||Last Name||Local||Unit|