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 future


Read about and support these members by clicking their links below.

Other Elected & Appointed Membership

State Local Name Title/Position
AR 71 Young  Dwayne Arkansas County Democratic Committeeman
CA 22 Bonilla  Rick Councilmember  San Mateo
CA 180 Rowlett  Ron Mayor of Vacaville
CA 661 Joe Fuchs VP of the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council
CA 714 Hanna  John Trustee of Rancho Santiago Community College District 
CT 326 Alvarenga  Martin State of Connecticut Apprenticeship Council
CT 326 Conroy  Bruce Wallingford Zoning Board of Appeals
CT 326 Giroux  Ron Vice-Chair  Lisbon Planning and Zoning  Chair  Southeastern Council of Governments
CT 326 Lebel  Jason Lisbon  Planning and Zoning & Constable
CT 326 Lohr  Jim Governors TOD Task Force & The Workplace–The Regional Workforce Development Board for Southwestern Connecticut
CT 326 Marshall  John Board of Selectman  Ledyard
CT 326 Martell  Bill Plainfield  Planning and Zoning Alternate
CT 326 Pacekonis  Bart South Windsor Planning & Zoning Commissioner
CT 326 Pagan  Ernie New Haven City Plan Commission 
CT 328 Kinsella  Dexter Board of Selectman  Town of Goshen
DE 173 Breslin  Tom President Upper Chichester  PA Zoning Appeals Board
DE 255 Brown  John Woodbridge School District Advisory Board  Sussex Tech School Advisory Board  State of Delaware Workforce Development Board Member
FL 1809 McLaughlin  Norbert Fort Lauderdale Marine Advisory Board
GA 256 Hulme  Brett Chairman on Chatham County Personnel Advisory Board  Advisory Committee to Savannah Economic Development Authority 
GA 256 McCullough  Raymond Advisory Committee at New Hampstead High School Construction Class 
GA 256 Settles  Hayward Meddy Heart of Georgia Altamaha Workforce Investment Board  Advisory Committee for Construction Class at Wayne County High School  Coastal Pines College Construction Class
IA 678 Flogel  Jim Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation and Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority (appointed)
IA 1260 Jacoby  Dave Iowa State Representative
IA 1260 Nienhaus  Steve Planning and Zoning Committee for City of Muscatine  Iowa
IL 10 McMahon  Eamon Worth Township Supervisor
IL 13 Sweeney  Patrick President of the Union School District 81
IL 13 Biggane  Brian Vice President & Trustee of the Chicago Park District Pension Board
IL 13 Finnegan  Frank Alderman – City of Hometown
IL 174 Wren  Derrick  City of Morris 3rd Ward Alderman
IL 174 Wright  Dave  Village of Braceville Mayor
IL 174 Higgins  Dave  Village of Seneca Commissioner
IL 174 Dinelli  Mike  District 74 School Board Trustee
IL 174 Gerrish  Mike  Grundy County Economic Development Council Board
IL 174 Kramerich  Michael  Village of Manhattan Planning and Zoning Committee
IL 174 Rousonelos  Marc  City of Joliet Plan Commission
IL 237 Pigg  Eric Fulton County Board Dist. 3
IL 237 Bucher  Robert Fulton County Board Dist. 2
IL 237 Herrick  Jayson Lewistown CUSD #97 Board of Education
IL 237 Bender  Matt Oak Grove CUSD #68 School Board President
IL 237 Sanders  Gene Limestone High School Board of Education 
IL 237 Piondexter  Brad LeRoy City Council
IL 237 Gorman  Edward Peoria Heights School Dist. 325 Board President
IL 237 OLaughlin  James Germantown Hills Village Trustee
IL 243 Jones  Gregory School Board – President for Cowden Herricks
IL 243 Somers  Nathan Village of Ivesdale Trustee
IL 272 Kypuros  Jonathan  Village Trustee/Village of Beecher
IL 790 Bally  David Lee County Board Member
IL 790 Partington  Clay Lee County Board Member 
IL 790 Ross  Zachary East Grove Township Trustee
IL 792 Ervins  Natavias L.  City of Rockford Alderman Ward 6
IL 1185 Vanderbilt  John Mayor of Park Forest
IL 1185 Hacker  Shawn Precinct Committeeperson of Winfield Township Precinct 020
IL 1693 Kerkstra  Larry Kankakee County Board District 21
MA 56 Kuhs  Dan Massachusetts Energy Facility Siting Board
MA 218 Donahue  Jeff Masschusetts City Counsilor
MD 177 Barber  John City of Baltimore Wage Commission
MI 202 Bielas  Bill Michigan School Board President
MN 322 Heimlich  Sam MN Governor’s Workforce Development Board
MN 322 Nelson  Mike Minnesota State Representative
MN 322 Peterson  Jeff Forest Lake School Board
MN 606 Bakk  Tom MN Senate Minority Leader
NE 1306 Marshall  Rich Greater Lincoln (NE) Workforce Development Board 
NB 1386 Ingersoll  Mark New Brunswick Councillor
NH 328 Weber  Ed City of Nashua Planning Board
NH 349 LeClerc  Dan Manchester Planning Board
NJ 251 Iveson  Thomas Middlesex County Workforce Development Board
NJ 251 Koch  Frank Brigantine School Board President
NJ 251 Wunsch  Francis Chairman of Cloucester City Zoning and Planning Board
NJ 252 Brown  Kevin Burlington County Planning Board; Burlington County College Trustee Board; Burlington County Military Affairs Committee
NJ 252 Gillespie  Bob Chester County London Grove Township Zoning Board Member
NJ 253 Ballantyne  John NJ Sports and Entertainment Authority Commissioner
NJ 253 Bove  Thomas Belleville Planning Board
NJ 253 Burns  Jim Passaic & Essex Counties Municipal Utilities Authority
NJ 253 Cannizzo  Keith Elmwood Park BOE President
NJ 253 Cannizzo  Keith Board of Education  Trustee
NJ 253 Corcoran  Ken Councilman – Cliffside Park; Bergen County Director of Facilities
NJ 253 Corcoran  Kenneth Councilman – Cliffside Park
NJ 253 DeJohn  Michael West Milford Planning Board
NJ 253 Formica  Concetto Councilman – Franklin Borough
NJ 253 Gervens  William Passaic County Planning Board Member
NJ 253 Hillenius  Harry Maywood Planning/Zoning Board
NJ 253 Hurley  Tom North Arlington Zoning Board
NJ 253 Laforte  Sammy Bloomfield Planning Board Member
NJ 253 Martinique  Steve Passaic County Planning Board
NJ 253 Patten  Joseph Totowa Zoning Board
NJ 253 Perretti  Peter Northvale Planning Board – Chairman
NJ 253 Polandick  Greg Bergenfield Planning Board
NJ 253 Zilocchi  Gino Dumont Planning/Zoning – Vice Chair
NJ 254 Abrantes  Anthony Commissioner – Morris County Parks Commission  Board of Directors Morris County Economic Development Committee  Board of Directors Morris – Sussex – Warren Counties Workforce Development Board (WDB)
NJ 254 Belardo  Paul Mercer County Improvement Authority  Union County Workforce Development Board
NJ 254 Friedman  Jason Middlesex County Planning Board
NJ 254 Hopkins  Robert Warren  County Planning Board
NJ 254 Mitchell  Kerry Trenton Zoning Board (Pending Appointment)
NJ 254 Schneider  John Somerset County Planning Board
NJ 254 Sebban Daniel Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board
NJ 254 Tampier  Jeffrey Hampton Councilman
NJ 254 Verrelli  Anthony Assemblyman 15th Legislative District
NJ 254 Wallen  Andrew Union County Planning Board
NJ 254 Williams  Cyndie Monmouth County Workforce Development Board
NJ 255 Aiken  Eric Hamilton Township School Board
NJ 255 Buchman  Aaron Estell Manor Councilman
NJ 255 Bulakowski  Andy Burlington 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.
NJ 255 Burke  Dennis Westville Councilman
NJ 255 Carman  John Freeholder  Atlantic County
NJ 255 Chinnici  Pete Cumberland County Planning Board
NJ 255 Crowding  Paul Middle Township Planning Board
NJ 255 Dienna  Bob Evesham Township Councilman
NJ 255 Endicott  Matthew Mainland Regional-Linwood School Board
NJ 255 Estberg  Ted Mantua Planning Board
NJ 255 Garganio  Bruce Florence Council & Planning/DRPA
NJ 255 Hagaman  Ed Councilman – Sweetwater
NJ 255 Harrison  Arnold Southampton School Board
NJ 255 Kern  Bruce Galloway Zoning Board
NJ 255 Koch  Frank Brigantine School Board
NJ 255 Kubiak  Jim Vineland City Planning/Zoning
NJ 255 Kurt  Thomas Port Republic Councilman
NJ 255 Levy  Bob Egg Harbor Township Planning Board
NJ 255 Marrone  Matt Camden County Planning Board
NJ 255 Robinson  John Gloucester County Institute of Technology School Board/Chairman of Planning Board
NJ 255 Shaw  John Winslow Township School Board
NJ 255 Tarby  Bob Atlantic County Improvement Authority
NJ 255 Vasser  Chris Lower Township School Board/Lower Township Planning
NJ 255 Warker  Todd Egg Harbor City Planning/Zoning Board
NJ 255 Wessler  Kevin Port Republic Councilman
NJ 255 Willits  John Pemberton School Board
NJ 255 Young  Jon Camden County Freeholder
NJ 715 DeAugustine  Donald Councilman of Hillside  Chairperson of Joint Meeting of Essex & Union County
NJ 715 Del 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 
NY 276 Akono  Jomo Erie 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
NY 276 Austin  Chris Hume Town Councilman  Deputy Supervisor  Fair Committee  Allegany County Republican Committee  Alfred State College Building Trades Curriculum Advisory Committee
NY 276 Bodewes  Daryl Fair Committee  Niagra Co Economic Development & Strategy Committee
NY 276 Dee  Gerald Monroe County Democratic Committee
NY 276 Mairs  Tom Avon Councilman  Deputy Supervisor  Livingston County Republican Committee
NY 276 Stone  Chris Erie County Salary Review Commission 
NY 277 Iorizzo  Tom Chairman of the Town of Oswego Planning Board
NY 277 Latimer  Mitch Onondaga Civic Development Corporation
NY 277 Noteboom  Brian Cayuga/Cortland Workforce Investment
NY 277 Swayze  Fred Town Councilman for the Town of Van Etten
NY 277 Toth  Gary Chairman of the Oswego County IDA
NY 277 Weist  Russ Harpersville School Board
NY 277 Wolfe  Mike City of Utica Planning Board
NY 277 Wilmott  Bob Oswego County Legislator
NY 279 Capozella  Anthony City of Middleton Planning Board
NY 279 Carey  Ray Town of Haverstraw Architectural Review Committee
NY 279 Cooke  Ed Westchester/Putnam Workforce Investment Board and Putnam County Parks Committee  Putnam County IDA
NY 279 DeRosa  Philip Town of Pawling Town Board
NY 279 Malcolm  James Chair of Ulster County Industrial Development Agency  Ulster County Labor Committee
NY 279 Muscat  Richard City of Beacon Planning Board
NY 279 Smith  Kevin Dutchess County Workforce Investment Board
NY 279 Smith  Scott J. Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency  Sullivan Co. Funding Corporation Board  Sullivan Co. Infrastructure and Development Corporation
NY 279 Vantassel  John Philipstown Council (Putnam County)
NY 290 Grodner  Nicole Workforce Development Board – Oyster Bay- N. Hempstead  Glen Cove
NY 290 Leo  Paul Town of Oyster Bay Labor Advisory Board  Suffolk County DA Labor Task Force
NY 290 Lindsay  Ron Town of Brookhaven Planning Board
NY 290 Macchione  William NYS Apprenticeship Council Member
NY 290 Villa  Anthony Town of Oyster Bay Labor Advisory Board  Suffolk County DA Labor Task Force  US Green Building Council – Long Island Chapter (USGBLI)
NY 291 Blacklock  Doug Schenectady Metroplex IDA
NY 291 Corron  Allan Building Inspector  Beekmantown
NY 291 Herrick  Dean Code Enforcement  Stephentown
NY 291 Hicks  Kevin Guiderland IDA & Albany Airport Authority
OH 171 Shelby  Joe Ohio Councilman
OH 200 Graham  James Ohio City Council President
OH 351 Booth  Bill Ohio Board of Elections
OR 129 Gilman  Clark Olympia City Council 
OR 129 Jones  Scott Ocosta School District School Board 
OR 271 Holvey  Paul Oregon State Representative
PA 167 Morrow  Kevin Perkasie Planning Board 
PA 255 Breslin  Tom Upper Chichester  PA Zoning Appeals Board
PA 255 MacNeil  Scott Sharon Hill Borough  PA Councilman
PA 255 Rode  Jason Delaware County Workforce Development Board
PA 423 Conklin  Scott Pennsylvania State House of Representatives
PA 432 Davanzo  Eric Pennsylvania State House of Representatives
PA 432 Mazza  Steve Chairman of the City of Pittsburghs Construction Industry Fraud Task Force
PA 432 Vince Venturino South Buffalo Township Zoning Board
RI 330 Hart  David Planning Board  Lincoln
RI 330 Holmes  Billy Planning Board  Warwick
RI 330 Holmes  Michael School Building Committee  Warwick
TN 74 Moore  Rickey TN Workforce Development Administrators Advisory Board  Advisory Board Rhea County High School  Advisory Board East Ridge High School  Advisory Board Dad County High School
WI 161 Zacharias  Roger Gateway Technical College Board
WI 310 Weiner  John Ashland County Supervisor
WI 344 Bieser  Matt Delavan City Council
WI 361 Lupstari  Scott Douglas County Supervisor
WI 731 Glomski  Richard Town of Schleswig Supervisor
WI 1056 Clegg  Dennis Outagamie County Supervisor
WI 1056 Coenen  Dave  Town of Dayton Planning Commission
WI 1143 Hennessey  Kevin West Salem Village Board
WI 1146 Cashman  Dennis Town of Rockland Chairman
WI 1146 Huc  Gary Crivitz School Board
WI 1146 Klika  Tom Town of Glenmore Supervisor
WI 1146 Krueger  William Town of New Denmark Chairman