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November 5th, 2018

Posted In: Election


The Elections Committee, along with the candidates, met last Friday at the 4Cs office to validate the election results.
The election drew more than 20% of the membership of 3,053 eligible to vote. The new term begins on May 5th.
Congratulations to President Bryan Bonina, Treasurer Tony Scott, Secretary Steve Krevisky and Diversity Officer Bill Foster —  all of whom ran unopposed.
Vice President For Faculty
Lorraine Li         367  X
Cindy Casper    211
Vice President for CCPs
Maureen Chalmers      301 X
Eileen Rhodes               269
Vice Presidents PT Faculty (2)
Merja Lehtinen   215  X
Ramon Esponda  269 X
Sadia Babar      170
John Mueller      159
Membership Officer 
Trent Wright    286 X
Kevin Skee     280
On behalf of the Congress’ elections committee – John McNamara, David Welsh, Robert Lavin and Minati Roychoudhari – thank you to all candidates for stepping up to run for statewide leadership.  Your involvement keeps our union democratic and stronger.

April 27th, 2017

Posted In: Election


Elections for 4Cs statewide offices will occur between Monday, April 3 and Thursday, April 20. The following offices are up for election:
  • President
  • Vice President for Faculty
  • Vice President for CCPs
  • Vice Presidents for Part-Timers (2 seats)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Officer
  • Diversity Officer

Please note that you must be a dues-paying members to be able to vote in this election. All members will be emailed their login information on April 3. If you have any questions about your membership status, please email ellen@the4cs.org before April 3.

March 29th, 2017

Posted In: Election


In accordance with Article VII, Section 3 of the 4cs Constitution nominations are invited for statewide officers, including:

  • President
  • Secretary,
  • Vice President from teaching faculty
  • Vice President from community college professionals (CCP)
  • Two (2) vice presidents from part-time members
  • Treasurer
  • Diversity Officer
  • Membership Officer

The duties and responsibilities of all statewide officers are described in Article VII, Section 1 of the Constitution.   Statewide officers serve two-year terms.

Statewide Election Schedule:

Friday, March 3: Submit your nomination via email to   info@the4cs.org by Friday, March 3rd at 11:59 p.m. Include name, college and office sought.

Saturday, March 4: Additional nominations may be made for statewide offices at the Delegate Assembly meeting.  At the end of the assembly meeting nominations will be closed. (Article VII, Sec. 4)

Friday March 24:  Deadline for candidate biographical information forms and photos to be submitted.

Friday, March 31: Postcard and electronic notification sent to all members (via work email and home addresses) announcing URL link for voting and how to view candidate information.

Monday April 3: Election website and online voting open. Notification sent to college emails announcing start of election.

Thursday April 20: Close of voting at 11:59 p.m.

Friday April 21: Elections committee decides upon any challenges and certifies results in accordance with DOL standards.

The term of office for statewide officers begins the first Friday in May (May 5)


Protection of Election Rights (Article VII, Sec. 8)

a)      Members shall have at least fifteen (15) days from the date that

ballots are available to submit their ballots.

b) There shall be no discrimination for or against any candidate for

office with respect to the use of the membership lists or in the

distribution of campaign literature by the Congress.

c) All candidates shall have the right to be present or have a

designated observer at any ballot counting.

d) The Delegate Assembly shall approve appropriate safeguards

and procedures for each election to guarantee a fair election and

to receive challenges.

e) The vote count shall indicate the vote for each candidate by

respective college and the vote total.

f) No union funds shall be expended to support the particular

candidacy of anyone for Congress office.


Please note: In determining eligibility to vote in statewide elections or to serve in

Elected office, part-timers who join the 4Cs shall be considered

Members  for the entire academic year, even if they only teach in one

semester.  Deadline for becoming a member for voting eligibility will be April 3, 2017.


On behalf of the elections committee,

John McNamara, Chair

February 28th, 2017

Posted In: Election


Statewide Officers Elected

Congratulations to the 4Cs statewide officers for the next two years!

  • President: Bryan Bonina
  • Secretary: Steve Krevisky
  • Treasurer: Tony Scott
  • Vice President from Teaching Faculty: Lorraine Li
  • Vice President from CCPs: Maureen Chalmers
  • Vice Presidents from Part-timers: Robyn Brooks & Ramon Esponda
  • Diversity Officer: William Foster
  • Membership Officer: Jonathan Morris
The officers will take office on Friday, May 1. Please see the attached PDF for the results of the election.


April 9th, 2015

Posted In: Election

The bi-annual election for union officers will take place this spring. This is a call for candidates for those individuals wishing to serve in one of the following offices:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President from Teaching Faculty
  • Vice President from CCPs
  • Two Vice Presidents from Part-timers
  • Diversity Officer
  • Membership Officer

For a description of these positions, please refer to the 4Cs Constitution (page 12), available on the 4Cs website. Please note that the Treasurer, Membership Officer, and second Vice President from Part-timers are new positions as a result of the Constitution Revisions recently passed by the membership.

To have your name placed in nomination by the Elections Committee, your information must be received by 4:00 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015 at the 4Cs office. Nominations may be made:

  • By e-mail to ellen@the4cs.org
  • By fax to (860) 296-6219
  • By mail to The 4Cs Elections Committee, 907 Wethersfield Avenue, 2nd floor, Hartford, CT 06114.

All nominations will immediately be acknowledged by email.

Information to be included with the nomination is:

1.     Name

2.     Position sought

3.     College and current job title

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor of the Delegate Assembly, scheduled for 10 AM, Saturday, March 7. All nominations will be closed at the conclusion of the Delegate Assembly on March 7, 2015.

The election will be conducted online in accordance with the 4Cs Constitution. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the 4Cs office, info@the4cs.org or 860-296-5172.

All candidates are asked to submit a photo and Candidate Biography form by March 23, 2015. This form can be found here.

February 19th, 2015

Posted In: Election