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Jessica Bonebright, Co-President

Jessica Bonebright is a former President of Martin Luther King Jr, County Labor Council, MLKCLC ending in 2015. Current Advisory board member of WA Labor Education & Research Center and active wJessica Bonebrightith SPEEA retirees and 11th district democrats. Past KCLS Library Trustee and Past United Way KC Board member.Email: president@psara.org

 

Tim Burns, Co-President

PSARA board member, Tim BurnsRetired from Northwest Airlines after 39+ years. Served as Grievance Committee rep 26 years (12+ years as Chair), also as auditor and trustee (IAM LL 1040) and IAM DL 143 Vice President and contract negotiator. Currently on LL 2202 Legislative Committee and retiree rep and delegate to the State Machininsts Council,  MLKCLC and WSLC.  Former (6 years) Chair of the 30th Legislative District Democrats.  With PSARA-9 year Executive Board Member, former co-chair of the Government Relations Committee.  Elected in December 2017 as Co-President of PSARA. Email: president@psara.org

MauPSARA administrative vp, Maureen Boreen Bo, Administrative Vice President

Former teacher of English and Spanish; union office secretary 12 years. OPEIU Local 8 shop steward and board member 6 years, union business manager 17 years. Email:  adminvp@psara.org

 

Karen Richter Membership VP and Chair of the Fundraising Committee

Karen Richter worked in public transportation her entire career and is a retired AFSCME member out of Chicago.   She joined PSARA over two years ago and works on the Environmental Committee, the Advocate mailing committee, Social Security Works, Wa Coalition, and she worked on getting the King County Council to pass a motion to expand Medicare and social Security. Email: membershipvp@psara.org

 

 

 

Bobby Righi, Membership VP

Bobby Righi, PSARA

Bobby Righi is a retired community college mathematics teacher who has been active in social movements since returning from the Peace Corps in 1967 and jumping into the anti Vietnam War demonstrations and support for Black Liberation struggles. She is a member of the AFT, American Federation of Teachers, and serves on the PSARA Environmental Committee. Email: membershipvp@psara.org

 

Bob Swanson Outreach VP

Bob Sw856383_564191840260202_402866356_oanson has been a resident of the Seattle area since 1965.  He was the Executive Director of the Washington State Community Action Partnership for 17 years and currently works as a trainer and consultant with non-profits and Indian Tribes. He co-directed the state wide minnimum wage campaigns in 1988 and 1998. He is the co-chair of the Education committee of PSARA.Email: outreachvp@psara.org

Tom Lux, Treasurer

PSARA board member, Tom LuxTom Lux is a 35 year member of the Machinists Union and was on the staff of the union for eight years and serves as a member of the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee. He is on the Visiting Committee of the Harry Bridges Chair at the UW and is the President of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association. Email: treasurer@psara.org

 

 

Frieda Takamura, Secretary

PSARA secretary, Frieda TakamuraTeacher, and then union staff member with the Washington Education Association. Human/Civil Rights Program Coordinator at WEA. Active volunteer with many groups, including the Asian Pacific Islander community, State committees working to improve public education for students of color and the Safe Schools Coalition. Email: ftakamura08@gmail.com