June 17, 2022 — Shelby Wisneski is the new PEF Region 2 coordinator. She was the only certified candidate for the seat following the nomination period in PEF’s first quarter 2022 special elections to fill midterm vacancies. She will serve the remainder of the term that expires July 31, 2024. Wisneski is a social work assistant 3 at the Fingerlakes Developmental Disabilities Services Office.
Eight vacancies on the PEF Executive Board also were filled in the first quarter special elections. All nine successful candidates were automatically seated as the only certified candidates for the seats. They are:
- Joan Rosegreen, Seat 81 representing certain members at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn;
- Mathew Wisnowski, Seat 97 representing certain members at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse;
- Mariea Young, Seat 161 representing certain members at the state Executive Department;
- Katherine Richardson, Seat 165 representing certain members at the state Executive Department;
- Lisa Wells, Seat 207 representing certain members at the state Insurance Fund;
- Patricia Mason, Seat 210 representing certain members at the state Insurance Fund;
- Robin Matthews, Seat 440 representing certain members at the state Office of Children and Family Services; and
- Jordan Blatz, Seat 550 representing certain members at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
No candidates were certified for 11 additional board vacancies in the first quarter special election. Those seats plus six new midterm vacancies will be open for nominations in the second quarter special election that begins July 11, when nominating petitions will become available for download online at www.pef.org/elections or by calling 800-342-4306, ext. 337 to request that a supply be mailed to you.
Nominations will close August 2. If more than one candidate is certified to fill a vacant position, balloting will be conducted for that constituency. Ballots would be mailed August 23 for return to the American Arbitration Association by September 14. AAA would count the ballots September 15.
Vacant seats to be filled in the second quarter special election are:
- Seat 1, Agriculture and Markets;
- Seat 15, Civil Service;
- Seat 40, Corrections;
- Seat 90, Higher Education;
- Seat 101, SUNY Stony Brook;
- Seat 104, SUNY Stony Brook;
- Seat 105, Environmental Conservation;
- Seat 172, Information Technology Systems
- Seat 173, Information Technology Systems;
- Seat 202, Medicaid Inspector General;
- Seat 245, Labor
- Seat 375, Kingsboro;
- Seat 395, Sagamore;
- Seat 425, Public Service
- Seat 485, Tax and Finance;
- Seat 520, Transportation; and
- Seat 545, Political subdivisions.