Results in for Election of PASS National Leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) is pleased to announce the reelection of Tom Brantley as national president. A runoff election is required

for the office of national vice president.

Brantley, a radar data unit technician by trade, has been involved at the national level with PASS since 1995, when he served as a PASS representative on the FAA's Personnel Reform Task Force. In 1996, he became the PASS liaison to the Airway Facilities Requirements organization, and later went on to serve as liaison to the new Air Traffic Services Requirements Service. Prior to being elected national president in 2003, Brantley served as national vice president of PASS for more than six years. "Over the past six years, PASS has continued to fight for rights at the bargaining table, fairness and safety in the workplace and meaningful legislation on Capitol Hill," stated Brantley. "There is still much to be done, and I look forward to continuing to serve as PASS national president and protecting the rights of all members."

Of the three candidates making a bid for national vice president, a runoff will take place between incumbent Mike Perrone and Illinois Chapter President Rich Casey. In accordance with the PASS Constitution, a runoff must be declared when no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the votes cast.

The election results for the remaining positions on the PASS Executive Board are as follows: Dennis Cherwinski ran unopposed in his first bid for Region III vice president. Also running unopposed in their reelection campaigns were Dave Spero, Region II vice president, and Bob Abbott, Region V vice president. In contested races, Luke Drake, Region I vice president, and Linda Goodrich, Region IV vice president, both won reelection. All elected officers not subject to a runoff election will assume their offices for three-year terms on October 1, 2009.

For more information or questions, please contact Kori Blalock Keller at (202) 293-7277 x110.


For 36 years, PASS has represented more than 11,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures and perform quality analyses of the aviation systems. For more information, visit the PASS website at

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