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Worthington reelected to third term as Chairman of Utah State Legislative Board

CLEVELAND, June 5 — Jeffrie C. Worthington was reelected by acclamation to his third term as Chairman of the Utah State Legislative Board at the group’s quadrennial meeting in Salt Lake City on May 28, 2014.

Brother Worthington is a Union Pacific locomotive engineer and member of BLET Division 846 in Salt Lake City. He has been a BLET member since 1989 and was first elected Legislative Representative of his Division in 1998. In 2002, he was elected 1st Vice Chairman of the Utah State Legislative Board and was elected Chairman in 2006 when he replaced long-serving Chairman Walt Webster. He was reelected Chairman in 2010.

Also reelected by acclamation were: 1st Vice Chairman Mark R. Bleckert, Division 222 (Salt Lake City, Utah); 2nd Vice Chairman Larry E. Stevenson, Division 374 (Ogden, Utah); Secretary-Treasurer Patrick J. Whalen, Division 349 (Salt Lake City, Utah); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer Robert A. Rock, Division 713 (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Elected by acclamation to serve on the Audit Committee were: Gary W. Mayer, Division 681 (Milford, Utah); Brady W. Tubbs, Division 888 (Helper, Utah); and Eric S. Thompson, Division 51 (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting was Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman. BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce expressed regret that he could not attend the meeting in person, but offered congratulations to all members and officers of the Utah State Legislative Board.

“I thank these Brothers for their ongoing dedication to our Brotherhood and I have every confidence they will continue doing an excellent job of representing the legislative and political interests of BLET members in the proud state of Utah,” President Pierce said.

Additional guest speaker were Utah State Senator Karen Mayne (D-District 5) and Utah AFL-CIO President Dale Cox.

Brother Worthington noted that Brent J. Fenstermaker is the first trainman to serve the BLET as a Legislative Representative in the state of Utah. Brother Fenstermaker is a Union Pacific trainman who serves as Legislative Representative of Division 55 in Ogden, Utah.

The Utah State Legislative Board represents approximately 550 active and retired members from 11 different BLET Divisions.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

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