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Fleischmann elected New York State Legislative Board Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, July 19 — Brother William J. Fleischmann, BLET Division 752 (Rensselaer, N.Y.), was elected by acclamation to serve as Chairman of the New York State Legislative Board at its quadrennial meeting in Lake George, N.Y., July 12-13, 2019.

An Amtrak locomotive engineer, Brother Fleischmann was elected by acclamation to serve the Board as 1st Vice Chairman at its quadrennial meeting in 2015. He has been a member of BLET Division 752 since December 1, 1998.

Also elected by acclamation were: 1st Vice Chairman Jay J. Carhart, Division 169 (Syracuse, N.Y.); 2nd Vice Chairman Brian R. Burns, Division 87 (Green Island, N.Y.); Secretary-Treasurer Rick Jordan, Division 269 (Long Island, N.Y.); and Alternate Secretary-Treasurer Corey W. Engel, Division 752 (Rensselaer, N.Y.).

Elected to serve on the Executive Board were: Justin M. Stutz, Division 382 Buffalo, N.Y.); Dustin J. Deubell, 659 (Buffalo, N.Y.); Karl Bischoff, Division 269 (Long Island, N.Y.); John M. Ostrander, Division 169 (Syracuse, N.Y.); and Brian R. Burns, Division 87 (Green Island, N.Y.). Elected to the Alternate Executive Board were: 1st Alternate Josh N. LaMarti, Division 421 (Buffalo, N.Y.); 2nd Alternate David G. Kearsing, Division 46 (Albany, N.Y.); 3rd Alternate Nate M. DeFayette, Division 641 (Hornell, N.Y.); and 4th Alternate Fred J. Eyer, Division 54 (Port Jervis, N.Y.).

Elected to serve as Trustees were: David G. Kearsing, Division 46 (Albany, N.Y.); Karl Bischoff, Division 269 (Long Island, N.Y.); and Brian R. Burns, Division 87 (Green Island, N.Y.).

Representing the BLET National Division at the meeting were: National President Dennis R. Pierce; Vice President & National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman; Director of Regulator Affairs Vince G. Verna; and Special Representative and Director of Mobilization–Eastern Region Matthew C. Kronyak.

“I wish to extend my thanks and congratulations to Brother Fleischmann and officers for serving the New York State Legislative Board,” President Pierce said. “I know they will do an excellent job of representing the best interests of our members in the Empire state.”

The New York State Legislative Board represents 13 local Divisions and more than 2,500 active and retired members throughout New York, including both freight and passenger lines.

Friday, July 19, 2019
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