Today, members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) reelected Mike Perrone to another three-year term as their national president. Perrone was first elected to that position in 2012 and won reelection in 2015. Since none of the five candidates for national vice president won 50 percent of the votes cast, a run-off election will be held for the top two vote-getting candidates, Carlos Aguirre and Raymond Morgan, in accordance with the PASS Constitution.
“I am grateful to the PASS membership for their support and look forward to another productive three years as their president,” said Perrone. “It’s been a difficult climate for federal employees and PASS members know we fight hard on their behalf.”
Perrone also thanked the current vice president, Rich Casey, who has served two terms in that office. “All of PASS thanks Vice President Casey for his years of dedication and service to PASS. The union owes a great deal to him and appreciates his significant contributions.”
The secret ballot election was conducted during August by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the ballots were counted today at the PASS national office in Washington, D.C., and the results certified by AAA and the union’s Tally Committee. PASS members Paulette Scoggins, Emmett Clark and Lisa Langley served on the Tally Committee.
There are five additional seats on the PASS Executive Board. Luke Drake was reelected to a fourth consecutive term as Region I regional vice president. David Spero was reelected to his fifth consecutive term as Region II regional vice president. Both Joan Matthiesen, Region III regional vice president, and Michael Gonzales, Region IV regional vice president, ran unopposed and so will begin their second terms in those roles. For Region V, there will be a runoff election between Howard (Hawk) Hawkins and Eric Suski to replace the retired Bob Abbott, as neither received 50 percent of the vote as required under the PASS Constitution.
The new term for all PASS officers will official begin on October 1.
PASS members can click here to view the full election results.
For more information or questions, please contact Liz Doherty.