PEF Special ElectionMarch 20, 2023 — Three contested Executive Board seats were filled following the January 2023 special elections. William Ferguson was elected to Seat 55, representing certain members at Economic Development; Tamara Martin will fill Seat 255, representing certain members at the Law Department; and Mamadou Diallo was elected to Seat 535, representing certain members at the Department of Transportation.  

There are 11 seats up for election in April 2023:   

  •          Seat 1, Agriculture & Markets 
  •          Seat 15, Civil Service 
  •          Seat 90, Higher Education Services Corporation 
  •          Seat 101, SUNY Stonybrook 
  •          Seat 104, SUNY Stonybrook 
  •          Seat 172, ITS 
  •          Seat 173, ITS 
  •          Seat 290, OPWDD 
  •          Seat 295, OMH 
  •          Seat 395, OMH/OPWDD 
  •          Seat 545, Political Subdivisions of NYS 

Petitioning begins April 10 and ends May 2. If you’ve ever wanted to have more of a voice in your union, Executive Board is a great opportunity to shape the policies and agenda of PEF.  After the petitions are collected and eligible candidates are determined, ballots will be mailed May 23 and must be returned by June 14. Petitions will be available at on April 10.