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Local Elections Results

The Elections Committee has verified the results from Election Runner online voting for the URA-AFT Officer Election. The following candidates received a majority of votes for the offices/positions they sought: 

PRESIDENT — Christine O’Connell 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT — Lucye Millerand 

SECRETARY — Josephine Nagle 

TREASURER — Justin K. Esperon 

VICE PRESIDENT, CAMDEN — Mikaela Maria 

VICE PRESIDENT, NEWARK — Ginny Caputo 

VICE PRESIDENT, NEW BRUNSWICK / PISCATAWAY — Leigh-Anne Cobb 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, CAMDEN — Diana Byrd

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NEWARK — Joshua Eaise 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, OFF CAMPUS — No nominees 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NEW BRUNSWICK — Charles Basden; Jason Jordan; Barbara Nowakowski; Helen F. Pirrello; Kay Schechter

2021 Officer Elections Notice

For a printable version of this notice, click here.


For the sixth time, our union will elect:

President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Campus Vice Presidents: Camden (1), Newark (1), New Brunswick (1)

Executive Board members: Camden (1), Newark (1), Off Campus/Extension (1), New Brunswick (5)

Term of Office: 2022–2024

Candidate names, photos and statements page


Election of Officers by the members of URA-AFT Local 1766 will be conducted ELECTRONICALLY/ONLINE beginning 12:00 pm Friday, October 29, 2021 through 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  URA-AFT Local 1766 members please watch your Rutgers (netid@rutgers.edu) email inbox for your invitation to vote.  If you would like to become a member please use this link:  http://www.ura-aft.org/join-the-ura-aft/join-application/. Only dues-paying members will receive a ballot.

Need in person assistance?

For those URA-AFT members requiring assistance with electronic/online voting the following Polling locations/tables with computer/internet access will be set up outdoors:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

CAMDEN CAMPUS — 9:00AM — 10:00AM and 12:00PM — 1:00PM — Camden Campus Center

NEWARK CAMPUS — 12:00PM — 2:00PM — Dana Library Tables on Norman Samuels Plaza

NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS — 4:00PM — 6:00PM School of Management and Labor Relations

Voting will close Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

PAPER BALLOTS WILL NOT BE USED.


Questions about voting:  Please email elections@ura-aft.org

Not Running? Could you help out the day of the election (11/02/2021) at the polling location help tables? Please contact elections@ura-aft.org.

Local Election Results

The Election committee tallied the URA-AFT votes for Officers and AFTNJ Delegates. The following candidates received a majority of vote for the office/ position they sought:

PRESIDENT — Christine O’Connell

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT- Lucye Millerand

SECRETARY — Lawrence Stromberg

TREASURER — Marilyn Reyes

VICE PRESIDENT, CAMDEN — Diana Byrd

VICE PRESIDENT, NEWARK — Josephine “Jo” Nagle

VICE PRESIDENT, NEW BRUNSWICK/PISCATAWAY — Eric Himsel

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, CAMDEN — Jonathan Lane

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NEWARK - Virginia Caputo

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, OFF CAMPUS — Amarilys Acosta

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER, NEW BRUNSWICK — Leigh-Anne Cobb; Barbara Nowakowski; Christopher R. Pflaum; Helen F. Pirrello; Kay Schechter


DELEGATES FOR AFTNJ — Diana Byrd; Virginia Caputo; Leigh-Anne Cobb; Jason Jordan; Christine O’Connell; Christopher R. Pflaum; Helen F. Pirrello; Marilyn Reyes; Kay Schechter; Darlene M. Smith; Lawrence Stromberg; Drue Williamson.