Members in Office

UBC members across the country do their part to support carpenter values.

Political Action, Right From the Top: UBC Members in Office

UBC political action means supporting people and policies that support carpenter values, like fair wages and benefits, security and dignity in work and retirement, education and training, a safe workplace, and more. Year in and year out, thousands of members do their part helping with campaigns, phone banks, material drops, and in many other ways. A growing number of members are also taking political action to the next level—into office.

The undisputed Dean of UBC members in Canada who have held public office is Pat Martin who was a member of the House of Commons from 1997 to 2015, representing the riding of Winnipeg Centre. Prior to his election, Pat was the Business Manager of the Manitoba UBC Carpenters Union from 1989 to 1997.

Whether elected or appointed, these Brothers and Sisters are part of the Canadian political system. Their voices and advocacy at the table are immeasurably vital when carpenter issues are in play.

These members are invaluable to the political system because they know our issues at every level of government.  They are able to bring a carpenters perspective.   These members have stepped up to do more to better their communities, province and country. They give time and effort in political life to ensure that the UBC’s voice is heard and that unions remain strong in the futureRead about and support these members by clicking their links below.

Bart Pacekonis, Connecticut Planning & Zoning Commissioner

Ed Weber, New Hampshire Planning Board Member 

Mark Ingersoll, New Brunswick Councillor

Mike Nelson, Minnesota State Representative

Paul Holvey, Oregon State Representative

Other Elected & Appointed Membership

CA22Bradshaw JayCommissioner, California Transportation Commission
CA22Calamuci DanCommissioner, Fraud Assessment Commission
CA22Mendez PedroCitizen Oversight Member, San Francisco Transbay Joint Power Authority 
CA22Mulligan PatrickDirector, San Francisco Labor Standards Enforcement 
CA152Howard JayCity Council Member, Martinez
CA213Garcia FrankCity Councilmember, Maywood, CA
CA405Solis RickPlanning Commissioner, San Leandro
CA661Joe FuchsVP of the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council
CA714Hanna  JohnTrustee of Rancho Santiago Community College District 
CA1789Howard SethPlanning Commissioner, South Lake Tahoe
CT326Alvarenga  MartinState of Connecticut Apprenticeship Council
CT326Bachant ChrisEastern CT Regional Workforce Development Board
CT326Conroy  BruceWallingford Zoning Board of Appeals
CT326Giroux  RonVice-Chair  Lisbon Planning and Zoning  Chair  Southeastern Council of Governments
CT326Green KrystalBloomfield ARPA Funds Committee
CT326Lebel  JasonLisbon  Planning and Zoning & Constable
CT326Lohr  JimGovernors TOD Task Force & The Workplace–The Regional Workforce Development Board for Southwestern Connecticut
CT326Marshall  JohnBoard of Selectman  Ledyard
CT326Martell  BillPlainfield  Planning and Zoning Alternate
CT326Pacekonis  BartSouth Windsor Planning & Zoning Commissioner
CT326Pagan  ErnieNew Haven City Plan Commission 
CT328Kinsella  DexterBoard of Selectman  Town of Goshen
DE173Breslin  TomPresident Upper Chichester  PA Zoning Appeals Board
DE255Brown  JohnWoodbridge School District Advisory Board  Sussex Tech School Advisory Board  State of Delaware Workforce Development Board Member
FL1809McLaughlin  Norbert Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board
FL1809Washington, RobertFort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board
GA225Valdez AnthonyAdvisory Board Berkmar Marietta High School, Campbell High School and Wheeler High School
GA256Hulme  BrettChairman on Chatham County Personnel Advisory Board  Advisory Committee to Savannah Economic Development Authority 
GA256Mallow DerekState Senator District 2
GA256McCullough  RaymondAdvisory Committee at New Hampstead High School Construction Class 
GA256Settles  Hayward MeddyHeart of Georgia Altamaha Workforce Investment Board  Advisory Committee for Construction Class at Wayne County High School  Coastal Pines College Construction Class
IA308Loeffler Pat Cedar Rapids City Council
IA427Cox James Mayor of Modale
IA678Flogel  JimEastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation and Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (appointed)
IA1260Jacoby  DaveIowa State Representative
IA1260Nienhaus  StevePlanning and Zoning Committee for City of Muscatine  Iowa
IL10McMahon  EamonWorth Township Supervisor
IL13Sweeney  PatrickPresident of the Union School District 81
IL13Biggane  BrianVice President & Trustee of the Chicago Park District Pension Board
IL13Finnegan  FrankAlderman – City of Hometown
IL174Wren  Derrick City of Morris 3rd Ward Alderman
IL174Wright  Dave Village of Braceville Mayor
IL174Higgins  Dave Village of Seneca Commissioner
IL174Dinelli  Mike District 74 School Board Trustee
IL174Gerrish  Mike Grundy County Economic Development Council Board
IL174Kramerich  Michael Village of Manhattan Planning and Zoning Committee
IL174Rousonelos  Marc City of Joliet Plan Commission
IL237Pigg  EricFulton County Board Dist. 3
IL237Bucher  RobertFulton County Board Dist. 2
IL237Herrick  JaysonLewistown CUSD #97 Board of Education
IL237Bender  MattOak Grove CUSD #68 School Board President
IL237Sanders  GeneLimestone High School Board of Education 
IL237Piondexter  BradLeRoy City Council
IL237OLaughlin  JamesGermantown Hills Village Trustee
IL243Jones  GregorySchool Board – President for Cowden Herricks
IL243Somers  NathanVillage of Ivesdale Trustee
IL272Kypuros  Jonathan Village Trustee/Village of Beecher
IL790Bally  DavidLee County Board Member
IL790Partington  ClayLee County Board Member 
IL790Ross  ZacharyEast Grove Township Trustee
IL792Ervins  Natavias L. City of Rockford Alderman Ward 6
IL1185Vanderbilt  JohnMayor of Park Forest
IL1185Hacker  ShawnPrecinct Committeeperson of Winfield Township Precinct 020
IL1693Kerkstra  LarryKankakee County Board District 21
IN224Wheeler StanKnight Towship Advisory Board
IN301Ferran JoshCity / County Council Martinsville
IN301Stanford Jerome Z. Board Member for Franklin Township Education Foundation / Board Member for Employ Indy
IN301Stanford Roosevelt Co-Chair of Indiana Plan Indianapolis Chapter
IN413Stuckman ToddSchool Board Member Breman School Corporation
IN1016Dodd Derek Board Member for Eastern Indiana Works Region 6
IN1076Necco RonPresident Gabriel’s Horn Women’s Shelter
IN1076Streeter Keith Member Lake County Board of Zoning and Appeals
IN1076Turner Wallace School Board President Decatur High Ability Academy
IN1485Carr JohnPresident Laporte County Regional Sewer District / Member Laporte County Plan Commission / Member Construction review board Laporte County / Laporte County Economic Development board member / Board fo Directors Laporte Economic Advancement Partnership / Laporte County Democrat precinct committeeman
IN1485Cooley ScottMember City of Laporte Urban Enterprise Association / Member Laporte County Redevelopment Commission / Member Laporte Event Management Corp / Member Construction Review Board Laporte County / Laporte County Democrat precinct committeeman
IN1485Pollock NickMember City of Michigan City Urban Enterprise Association
KY175Grimes NoahJefferson County Commissioner
MA327Flynn TomBoard Member Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority (MassHousing)
MA327Joyce StephenMember Massachusetts Workers Compensation Advisory Council; Commissioner, Framingham MA Housing Authority
MA327Shepard RaheemMember Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston MA
MA328Anshewitz JustinMember; North Shore Workforce Investment Board Salem, MA; Commissioner; Lynn Housing Authority & Neighborhood Development Lynn, MA; Chairman; Wage Theft Advisory Committee Lynn, MA
MA336Andujar JuniceLeominster CTE Advisory Board
MA336Anketell RickKeefe Regional Technical School Advisory Board; Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School Advisory Board
MA336Brow, Jr.Rich Leominster CTE Advisory Board
MA336Craw Timothy Member; Public Schools CVTE General Advisory Board, Pittsfield, MA; Member; Owner’s Project Review Panel, Massachusetts School Building Authority 
MA336Kubert Jason  Member Bay Path Regional Technical High School Avisory Board, Charlton Ma.
MA336McGeorge Anthony Leominster CTE Advisory Board
MA336Minasian David Redevelopment Authority Board Vice Chair Worcester, MA
MA336Payne, Jr. Charles Chicopee Conservation Committee member
MA336Ramos Orlando Massachusetts State Representative
MA336Taylor, Sr. Fred Worcester Technical High School Advisory Board; Worcester Jobs Fund Board; Construction Diversity Monitoring Committee (Chair), Worcester, MA
MA339Burrows JohnSelectman in Billerica, MA
MA339Callahan JamesPlanning Board Member Woburn, MA
MA339Galatis ChristopherMember; Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School Advisory Board; Member; Greater Lawrence Technical School Advisory Board
MA339Kelley KevinMember; Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board Lowell, MA
MA346Barbieri RichardTown Meeting member in Plymouth, MA
MA346Corbett MichaelPlanning Board member in Rockland, MA
MA346Main MichaelZoning Board member in Plymouth, MA
MA346Reilly RonaldTown Meeting member and precinct chairman in Plymouth, MA
MD177Barber JohnCity of Baltimore Wage Commission
ME349Leavitt JohnState Workforce Board Member; Saco Zoning Board of Appeals; State Commission-Combat Sports Authority of Maine
ME352McGuigan MikePortland Arts Technology HS Advisory Board
MI202Timmer RichardChippewa Co. Economic Development Corporation Member
MI525Wilson John-PaulChairman, Battle Creek Neighborhood Planning Council 
MI687Hyde JonathonPrecinct Delegate, City of Detroit 
MI687Jantschak SueChairperson, Augusta Charter Township Farmland Preservation Board
MI687Styles MarkPlanning Commission/ Construction Appeals Board, Taylor, MI
MI687Whitefoot RobertCaseville Township Planning Commission Member
MI706Turnwald LeonSupervisor, Albee Township
MI1004Sanchez, III JoseCommissioner, Hispanic/Latino Commission 
MI1102Begerowski ToddState Building Authority Member (appointed by Whitmer)
MI1510LaChance ThomasBaldwin Township Board Trustee
MN322Heimlich  SamMN Governor’s Workforce Development Board
MN322Nelson  MikeMinnesota State Representative
MN322Peterson  JeffForest Lake School Board
NB1386Ingersoll  MarkNew Brunswick Councillor
NH349LeClerc  DanManchester Planning Board
NJ251Iveson  ThomasMiddlesex County Workforce Development Board
NJ251Koch  FrankBrigantine School Board President
NJ251Wunsch  FrancisChairman of Cloucester City Zoning and Planning Board
NJ252Brown  KevinBurlington County Planning Board; Burlington County College Trustee Board; Burlington County Military Affairs Committee
NJ252Gillespie  BobChester County London Grove Township Zoning Board Member
NJ253Ballantyne  JohnNJ Sports and Entertainment Authority Commissioner
NJ253Bove  ThomasBelleville Planning Board
NJ253Burns  JimPassaic & Essex Counties Municipal Utilities Authority
NJ253Cannizzo  KeithElmwood Park BOE President
NJ253Cannizzo  KeithBoard of Education  Trustee
NJ253Corcoran  KenCouncilman – Cliffside Park; Bergen County Director of Facilities
NJ253DeJohn  MichaelWest Milford Planning Board
NJ253Formica  ConcettoCouncilman – Franklin Borough
NJ253Gervens  WilliamPassaic County Planning Board Member
NJ253Hillenius  HarryMaywood Planning/Zoning Board
NJ253Hurley  TomNorth Arlington Zoning Board
NJ253Laforte  SammyBloomfield Planning Board Member
NJ253Martinique  StevePassaic County Planning Board
NJ253Patten  JosephTotowa Zoning Board
NJ253Perretti  PeterNorthvale Planning Board – Chairman
NJ253Polandick  GregBergenfield Planning Board
NJ253Zilocchi  GinoDumont Planning/Zoning – Vice Chair
NJ254Abrantes  AnthonyCommissioner – Morris County Parks Commission  Board of Directors Morris County Economic Development Committee  Board of Directors Morris – Sussex – Warren Counties Workforce Development Board (WDB)
NJ254Belardo  PaulMercer County Improvement Authority  Union County Workforce Development Board
NJ254Friedman  JasonMiddlesex County Planning Board
NJ254Hopkins  RobertWarren  County Planning Board
NJ254Mitchell  KerryTrenton Zoning Board (Pending Appointment)
NJ254Schneider  JohnSomerset County Planning Board
NJ254Sebban DanielGreater Raritan Workforce Development Board
NJ254Tampier  JeffreyHampton Councilman
NJ254Verrelli  AnthonyAssemblyman 15th Legislative District
NJ254Wallen  AndrewUnion County Planning Board
NJ254Williams  CyndieMonmouth County Workforce Development Board
NJ255Aiken  EricHamilton Township School Board
NJ255Buchman  AaronEstell Manor Councilman
NJ255Bulakowski  AndyBurlington County Military Affairs Committee/NJ Planning Board Officials/Cape May County Planning Board/Lower Township Planning Board/Workfoce Development Cape May County BCMAC Ex. Board.
NJ255Burke  DennisWestville Councilman
NJ255Carman  JohnFreeholder  Atlantic County
NJ255Chinnici  PeteCumberland County Planning Board
NJ255Crowding  PaulMiddle Township Planning Board
NJ255Dienna  BobEvesham Township Councilman
NJ255Endicott  MatthewMainland Regional-Linwood School Board
NJ255Estberg  TedMantua Planning Board
NJ255Garganio  BruceFlorence Council & Planning/DRPA
NJ255Hagaman  EdCouncilman – Sweetwater
NJ255Harrison  ArnoldSouthampton School Board
NJ255Kern  BruceGalloway Zoning Board
NJ255Kubiak  JimVineland City Planning/Zoning
NJ255Kurt  ThomasPort Republic Councilman
NJ255Levy  BobEgg Harbor Township Planning Board
NJ255Marrone  MattCamden County Planning Board
NJ255Robinson  JohnGloucester County Institute of Technology School Board/Chairman of Planning Board
NJ255Shaw  JohnWinslow Township School Board
NJ255Tarby  BobAtlantic County Improvement Authority
NJ255Vasser  ChrisLower Township School Board/Lower Township Planning
NJ255Warker  ToddEgg Harbor City Planning/Zoning Board
NJ255Wessler  KevinPort Republic Councilman
NJ255Willits  JohnPemberton School Board
NJ255Young  JonCamden County Freeholder
NJ715DeAugustine  DonaldCouncilman of Hillside  Chairperson of Joint Meeting of Essex & Union County
NJ715Del Sordi  Jr  John L.Chairman of the Union County Planning Board  Commissioner of the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority  Chairman of the Scotch Plains Democrats  Board member of the Union County Democrats 
NY276Akono  JomoErie County WIB Board   Vice President of Juneteenth Festival  Inc.  Steering Committee Member of African Diaspora Development Institute Tri State  Institute of Ethiopian Studies Permanent Pan African Wing Initiative
NY276Austin  ChrisHume Town Councilman  Deputy Supervisor  Fair Committee  Allegany County Republican Committee  Alfred State College Building Trades Curriculum Advisory Committee
NY276Bodewes  DarylFair Committee  Niagra Co Economic Development & Strategy Committee
NY276Dee  GeraldMonroe County Democratic Committee
NY276Mairs  TomAvon Councilman  Deputy Supervisor  Livingston County Republican Committee
NY276Stone  ChrisErie County Salary Review Commission 
NY277Iorizzo  TomChairman of the Town of Oswego Planning Board
NY277Latimer  MitchOnondaga Civic Development Corporation
NY277Noteboom  BrianCayuga/Cortland Workforce Investment
NY277Swayze  FredTown Councilman for the Town of Van Etten
NY277Toth  GaryChairman of the Oswego County IDA
NY277Weist  RussHarpersville School Board
NY277Wolfe  MikeCity of Utica Planning Board
NY277Wilmott  BobOswego County Legislator
NY279Capozella  AnthonyCity of Middleton Planning Board
NY279Cooke  EdWestchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board and Putnam County Parks Committee  Putnam County IDA
NY279DeRosa  PhilipTown of Pawling Town Board
NY279Muscat  RichardCity of Beacon Planning Board
NY279Smith  Scott J.Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency  Sullivan Co. Funding Corporation Board  Sullivan Co. Infrastructure and Development Corporation
NY290Grodner  NicoleWorkforce Development Board – Oyster Bay- N. Hempstead  Glen Cove
NY290Lindsay  RonTown of Brookhaven Planning Board
NY290Macchione  WilliamNYS Apprenticeship Council Member
NY290Villa  AnthonyTown of Oyster Bay Labor Advisory Board  Suffolk County DA Labor Task Force  US Green Building Council – Long Island Chapter (USGBLI)
NY291Blacklock  DougSchenectady Metroplex IDA
NY291Corron  AllanBuilding Inspector  Beekmantown
NY291Herrick  DeanCode Enforcement  Stephentown
NY291Hicks  KevinGuiderland IDA & Albany Airport Authority
OH186Applegarth BrianIsland Creek Township Trustee
OH186Burkey MichaelToronto City Councilman
OH285Bruner AbeSummit County Central Committee Member
OH285Stock DavidNew Franklin City Councilman 
OH351Fuller KevinPerrysburg City Councilman
OH351Daher LeeLucas County Workforce Development Board Chairman
OH373Makowski RickGarfield Heights City Democrat Committee Member
OH437Johnson MarkOhio House Representative 92nd District
OR129Gilman  ClarkOlympia City Council 
OR129Jones  ScottOcosta School District School Board 
OR271Holvey  PaulOregon State Representative
PA167Morrow  KevinPerkasie Planning Board 
PA255Breslin  TomUpper Chichester  PA Zoning Appeals Board
PA255MacNeil  ScottSharon Hill Borough  PA Councilman
PA255Rode  JasonDelaware County Workforce Development Board
PA423Conklin  ScottPennsylvania State House of Representatives
PA432Davanzo  EricPennsylvania State House of Representatives
PA432Mazza  SteveChairman of the City of Pittsburghs Construction Industry Fraud Task Force
PA432Vince VenturinoSouth Buffalo Township Zoning Board
RI330Hart  DavidPlanning Board  Lincoln
RI330Holmes  BillyPlanning Board  Warwick
RI330Holmes  MichaelSchool Building Committee  Warwick
TN74Hall DavidAdvisory Board Rhea County High School, East Ridge High School and Dade County High School
TN74Moore  RickeyTN Workforce Development Administrators Advisory Board  Advisory Board Rhea County High School  Advisory Board East Ridge High School  Advisory Board Dad County High School
WA41Matta JimmyCity Council – Burien – Pos 3
WA70Galovin George “Paul”Marysville School Board – Director 2 – President 
WA70Marx LisaMarysville School District – CTE Advisory Committee
WA129Gilman ClarkCity Council – Olympia – Pos 4 – Mayor Pro-Tem
WA129Elliott CoryWA State Construction Advisory Committee – Labor co-chair
WA129Jones ScottOcosta School Board – Pos 2 – Vice president 
WA816Espinoza-Bravo PedroCommissioner – WA State Housing Finance Commision
WA1503Aichele RobertCity Council – Ridgefield – Pos 5 – Mayor Pro-tem
WI161Zacharias  RogerGateway Technical College Board
WI310Weiner  JohnAshland County Supervisor
WI314Bruner MarkVillage of Brooklyn President
WI314Higgins MikeWatertown Unified School Board
WI344Bieser  MattDelavan City Council
WI361Lupstari  ScottDouglas County Supervisor
WI731Glomski  RichardTown of Schleswig Supervisor
WI731Yohanek, Jr. ChuckReedsville School Board
WI804Austin RyanWisconsin Rapids Common Council
WI1056Lautenschlager RickOutagamie County Supervisor
WI1056Piepenburg RubenBrillion Common Council
WI1056Clegg  DennisOutagamie County Supervisor
WI1056Coenen  Dave Town of Dayton Planning Commission
WI1143Hennessey  KevinWest Salem Village Board
WI1146Cashman  DennisTown of Rockland Chairman
WI1146Huc  GaryCrivitz School Board
WI1146Klika  TomTown of Glenmore Supervisor
WI1146Krueger  WilliamTown of New Denmark Chairman
WI1143Zebell ZachariahMonroe County Board
WI2283Weninger JustinKewaskum Village Board