Results Announced in Runoff Election for PASS President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, PASS is announcing the results of the runoff election for the position of PASS national president.  When the results of the national election were announced in early September, no candidate for president received more than 50 percent of the votes cast. As such, per the PASS Constitution, a runoff was held between the top two vote-getters, National President Tom Brantley and National Vice President Mike Perrone. Perrone was elected as national president and will begin serving his term immediately.

Perrone, who joined PASS in 1994, has served as the union's vice president since 2003. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for five years, Perrone joined the FAA in 1984. He began his career in air traffic control before working as a radar technician. Prior to becoming PASS's national vice president, Perrone worked in a variety of union roles, including PASS national assistant and PASS liaison to several FAA programs. "I thank Tom Brantley for all of the work he has done for PASS during his time as president," said Perrone. "I look forward to continuing that work and doing everything I can to protect the rights of FAA employees represented by PASS as they work to protect this country's aviation system."

As announced in September, the election results for the remaining positions on the PASS Executive Board are as follows: Richard Casey, national vice president; Luke Drake, Region I vice president; Dave Spero, Region II vice president; Dennis Cherwinski, Region III vice president; Linda Goodrich, Region IV vice president; and Bob Abbott, Region V vice president. These officers began their three-year terms on October 1st.

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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