Suffolk AME President Daniel Levler Hails the Election Results as a Mandate to Continue to Lead the Fight for Suffolk County’s Largest Essential Workforce
BOHEMIA, NEW YORK (March 30, 2021) – Suffolk County’s largest public sector labor union, the Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (Suffolk AME), which represents over 10,000 active and retired workers, today announced the 2021 election results of the union’s executive officers, who will serve a new four-year term. 5,215 ballots were mailed out, 2,752 were returned, and 2,704 were counted.
As a slate, the Levler/Moran Team won 39.4% of the vote, followed by the Rhodes/Maccarone Team with 33.1%, followed by the Mahoney-Cross/O’Connell Team, with 26.8%. Unaffiliated candidates took less than 1%.
Commenting on the union’s election results, Suffolk AME President Daniel C. Levler said, “Our members have spoken and the message they sent is loud and clear. They have given us a mandate to continue our fight for higher wages, improved benefits, and increased protections to our pensions. With all the challenges brought by the global pandemic, the Executive Board and I have worked tirelessly to move this union forward and to position AME to overcome the adversity we face in the years ahead. Consistent with our previous track record, we have already begun to lay out a bold new agenda, focused on enhancing our members’ health benefits and improving their working conditions, among other immediate goals. On behalf of the entire Suffolk AME Executive Board, I am deeply grateful for their faith in our leadership and their confidence in our ability to advocate on their behalf for the next four years. We will not let them down.”
Other top executive officers who were elected include:
· Executive Vice President Thomas Moran
· Vice President Nicholas P.K. De Bello
· Vice President Sebastian (Ben) Chiaramonte
· Vice President Christian W. Limbach
· Vice President Stanley J. Humin III
· Treasurer Linda L. Brown
· Recording Secretary Christina Maher
ABOUT SUFFOLK AME
With over 10,000 active and retired Suffolk County Workers, The Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees (AME) is the largest independent union in the State of New York. AME represents a large majority of Suffolk County Government workers in areas such as the Child Support Enforcement Bureau, Consumer Affairs, Civil Service, Crossing Guards, District Attorney, Finance & Technology, Family Services, Fire Rescue Emergency Services, Health Services, Labor Dept, Medicaid, Medical Examiners, Parks Dept, Patient Care, Police Civilian, Police Emergency, Public Works, Sheriff/Probation Civilians, Social Services, Suffolk County Community College, Vector Control and more.