United Teachers of Richmond CTA/NEA

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Dear UTR members,
We are having a UTR election for State Council. As mentioned in a previous email, if you would like to run for the position you may download the application here: declaration-of-candidacy and turn it into the UTR office (700 Crestview Dr. Pinole CA). You may also come and fill out the application at the UTR office directly. All applications must be in by 5:00 PM on November 7th. For a copy of the timeline please download here: utr-elections-timeline.
There is also a runoff election for the state council rep position. The run-off election is just for Robert Ellis from Washington Elementary School. The second candidate for the run-off has declined to run at this time so you will only see Robert’s name on the ballot.
If you are not interested in the above position, please consider volunteering for the elections committee. We need people to help count ballots during UTR runoffs and other UTR elections. You may respond to this email if you are interested in helping us or have any questions!
In Solidarity,
Diana Ortega
Chair Elections Committee


UTR will be holding an election for 1 open seat for CTA State Council.

You can find the declaration of candidacy here:2016-declaration-p1
Elections Timeline is found here: utr-timeline-oct-26-dec-22-2016-rb-draft

If you have any questions please call the UTR office or email our elections chair Diana Ortega at: ballenita.azul1@gmail.com


April 20, 2016

After much anticipation, here are the results of our run-off election for President and State Council Delegates:

Demetrio Gonzalez: 268 votes (winner)

Tyrone Weems:  256 votes

State Council Delegates
Gissell Medina: 232 votes
Eric Swabeck:  287 votes (winner)

Robert Ellis:  251 votes (winner)

Thank you to everyone who participated in this election!

The UTR Elections Committee

March 18, 2016

2016 Election Results

There will be a run-off election to determine the positions of President and CTA State Council Delegates.  The run-off will be held the April 11-April 15, 2016.  The ballot will be sent in the same way the last one was.  You can also come into the office to vote during office hours (9-5).  Please encourage your colleagues to vote!

March 9, 2016

The candidates gave some great speeches this evening.  If you weren’t able to make it to the Candidate Forum, you can view the speeches here. Any candidates without speeches recorded were not present at the forum, and did not have a representative present to read their speech. 


Vice President



Elementary Director

Jr. High Director

Senior High Director

Special Services Director

Area 1 Director

Area 2 Director

Area 3 Director

NEA RA Delegates

State Council Rep:

You will be getting an e-mail tomorrow (3/10) from the United Teachers of Richmond that contains your link for voting.  We want to encourage you to ask your neighbor teacher at your site if they got their e-mail and voted.  If they say no, tell them first to check their junk folder, and then to call the office, 510-222-5112 or e-mail Rebecca, membership@unitedteachersofrichmond.com, and tell her that you need the voting e-mail sent to you.  You can vote from a computer or mobile device.  We encourage you not to use district machines for voting.

If you would prefer to vote with a paper ballot, stop by the UTR office between 9 and 5 (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30) and vote.  Voting will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 10th and conclude at 5 p.m. on Thursday March 17th.  Results will be announced by March 18th.

March 7, 2016

Our Candidates Forum will be this Wednesday, March 9th, 4:00 in the Richmond High Little Theater.  Candidate speeches will be recorded and posted on the website.  Voting begins Thursday, March 10th and concludes at 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 17.  Voting will be electronic using your e-mail.  You may also come into the office to vote with a paper ballot.  Here are the Candidate Statements:  2016 Candidate Statements

February 8, 2016

It is election time.  Here is our 2016 Election timeline and details about the election.

2016 Election Timeline

Here is a link to a downloadable declaration of candidacy form:

2016  Executive Board Declaration Form

UTR NEA RA Declaration Form

Click the links below to see a copy of our Standing Rules.  Due to larger file sizes, they have been split into pages.

Standing Rules page 1-2                       Standing Rules page 3-4

Standing Rules page 5-6                       Standing Rules page 7-8

Standing Rules page 9-10                    Standing Rules page 11-12

Standing Rules page 13-14