ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates attending the American Federation of Government Employees' 40th National Convention here have re-elected the union's top three national officers.
National President J. David Cox Sr., National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr., and National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas all were returned to office for another three-year term. Cox and Hudson were first elected in 2012, while Thomas was first elected in 2009.
"I am honored and humbled by the faith AFGE members have placed in me to continue the work I began three years ago, leading the nation's largest union for federal and D.C. government employees," Cox said. "Our membership has grown year over year for the past 24 years, and we are going to keep growing so we are big enough and strong enough to build the future that our dedicated members deserve."
Cox won the top office with 63 percent of the votes. Dana Duggins, executive vice president of the National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals Council 220, received 21 percent of the vote. Alex Bastani, president of AFGE Local 12, received 11 percent. David Owens, retired chairman of AFGE's Air Force Caucus, received 5 percent.
In the race for National Secretary-Treasurer, Eugene Hudson ran unopposed and was re-elected by acclamation.
Augusta Thomas was re-elected as National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices with 75 percent of the vote. Jacob Baker, main unit vice president of AFGE Local 1770, received 25 percent of the vote.
More than 1,500 delegates are attending the convention, which will conclude on Friday.
The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) is the largest federal employee union, representing 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
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SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees