SEIU 503 Special VP Election 2018: Nomination Form

Nominees for this position must be employed in one of the following sectors:

  • Oregon Universities / Higher Education
  • Human Services Coalition of DAS
  • ODOT Coalition of DAS
  • Specials Coalition of DAS
  • Institutions Coalition of DAS
  • Local Government

If the nominee is employed in a sector other than those listed above, they are not eligible to run for the Vice President (Public Sector) office. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, contact Emily Gothard at or 503-540-8437.

Those who submit a nomination form will receive an email confirmation confirming their submission has been received. If you do not receive an email confirmation, your submission has not been received.

Candidate’s text is printed as submitted and will be uniformly formatted for publication/posting.

Translation: All candidate statements for Board and Statewide office will be published as submitted in English and will be translated and published on line in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and Mandarin by a third-party vendor and posted at, unless a candidate opts out.

Candidate Statement

Answer the following questions (400-word limit, extra words will be cut off. If you include the questions below in your candidate statement, these questions will count against this word limitation.) 
  • What are your qualifications for this office?
  • Union experience not itemized above in question #1. 
  • Why are you seeking this office? 
  • What are your goals for SEIU Local 503, OPEU during your term in office? 
  • What is the biggest single issue the union will face during your term?
  • How would you propose to resolve it? 
  • What other organizations, clubs, or civic activities do you participate in and/or belong to?
  • Other information to support your candidacy. 

Candidate Email Sharing Opt-out
By checking the box below, I affirm that I do not want my email address to be shared with members upon request in order to invite me to local meetings to promote my candidacy. I understand that a refusal to provide a means of contacting me to invite me to a meeting shall be deemed a refusal of any such invitations and that other candidates may be invited to promote their candidacy if they authorized sharing their email.