Arlin Todd reelected Louisiana State Legislative Board Chairman

Brother Arlin S. Todd was reelected by acclamation to the office of Chairman of the Louisiana State Legislative Board at quadrennial meetings in Shreveport, La., on February 27.

Brother Todd is a member of BLET Division 914 (Baton Rouge, LA) and joined the Brotherhood in May of1974. This is his second term as Chairman of the Louisiana State Legislative Board.

Also elected were: 1st Vice Chairman Joe Rinchuso, Division 219 (Shreveport, La.); 2nd Vice Chairman Steve Hariu, Division 636 (Lafayette, La.), Secretary-Treasurer Jimmy Fuller, Division 765 (Monroe, La.); Alternate Secretary/-Treasurer Steve Prator, Jr., Division 599 (Shreveport, La.); and Chaplain David Stockinger, Division 426 (Baton Rouge, La.).

In attendance were: BLET National Vice President and National Legislative Representative John Tolman; BLET Auxiliary National President Becky Schneider; Arkansas State Legislative Board Chairman Terry Todd; and Texas State Legislative Board Chairman Terry Briggs. Guest speakers included: Roosevelt Smally, President of the Shreveport/Bossier City AFL-CIO; and Tari Bradford, liaison for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.

Representatives of BLET Designated Legal Counsel attended the meeting, including: Robert M. Tramuto of Jones and Granger; Tim Windsor and Fred Weaver of Rathmann and O'Brien; B.J. May and Clifton Starks for Hubbell, Peak, O'Neal, Napier and Leach.

The Louisiana State Legislative Board encompasses 13 BLET Divisions from six different railroads (CN, Union Pacific, BNSF Railway, Kansas City Southern, Amtrak and Mid-South) and represents approximately 950 active and retired members.

Front row: Steve Hariu, La. SLB 2nd Vice Chairman; Joe Rinchuso, La. SLB 1st Vice Chairman; Arlin Todd, La. State Legislative Board Chairman; Jimmy Fuller, La. SLB Sec.-Treas.; and Steve Prator, La. SLB Alternate S-T.

Middle row: Willie George; Terry Briggs, Texas SLB Chairman; and Marty Nichols, La. SLB Audit Committee Chairman.

Back row: Wil McGilvray; John Tolman, BLET Vice President and National Legislative Representative; Dave Stockinger, La. SLB Chaplain; and Terry Todd, Arkansas SLB Chairman.



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