Helping Those Who Help Others

Election Committee

AMR – Central Arizona

Frank Hernandez

David Minkowski

AMR – Southern Arizona

Jeff Lennon




Election Dates

Address Verification
October 20th – October 27th 2023

Nomination Notice             October 27th, 2023

Nomination Meeting
1030am on November 13th, 2023

Ballots Prepared & Mailed
November 28th, 2023

Checks for Undeliverable Mail

Ballots Counted
December 18th, 2023 

2023 Local I-60 Union Officer Elections


Nomination and Voting Eligibility

Both the nominee (candidate) and the nominator must be members in good standing at the time the nomination is made.

Members may nominate themselves, provided they are members in good standing with the Local I-60 and IAFF.

Nomination notices will be mailed via US Mail to the last known address of all members in good standing on October 27th, 2023  If you have recently moved, please update your address with the Local I-60 using the online member portal at

Ballots will be sent to eligible voters on November 28th, 2023. Please update your address on the Union Portal as soon as you can. After October 27th, 2023 please send all address changes to

To be valid, voters must remain eligible and in good standing at the time the ballot is issued and at the time the ballot is counted.

If you need assistance with election materials (missing or damaged ballot materials), please email the Elections Committee (

Candidate Nominations

Nominations for candidates to open offices must be submitted in person at the November 13th Special Meeting, or via electronic mail to prior to the November 13th meeting. To be valid, the electronic mail nomination must be received on or after November 10th, 2023 and prior to 10am on November 13th, 2023.

Both the nominee and the nominator must be members in good standing as of the time of nomination.

Members in attendance of the November 13th meeting will be permitted to nominate any member in good standing from the floor.

Candidates need not be present to be nominated. Those nominated will be contacted by the elections committee to accept or decline their nomination(s).


Candidate Campaigning

Candidates, and their supporters, are permitted to campaign for nomination and election in compliance with the local and international by-laws, and applicable US Department of Labor laws and regulations.

Candidates or supporters wishing to distribute campaign materials to the membership may utilize the Union to distribute such materials to the degree permitted by rules and regulations. Union funds nor Employer funds may be used to support a candidate. As such, there are applicable costs for distributing campaign materials via the Union.

Candidates may send campaign-related literature in one of two methods:

1) via electronic mail; or,
2) via United States Postal Service.

Candidates electing to distribute campaign material via mass e-mail shall provide the literature in plain text or rich text format (RTF) such that the content may be inserted into the Union’s email system.

Candidates shall be charged a flat fee of $10.00 for each mailing. The election committee shall facilitate mailing of the literature to all members in good standing (for which the Local has a non-employer email address) within three (3) business days upon receipt of materials.

Candidates electing to distribute campaign material via U.S. Postal Service must provide shipping ready materials with postage affixed such that the election committee may affix address labels and deliver them to the post office.

Candidates shall be charged a flat fee of $20.00 for each mailing to cover the cost of time and materials, including delivery to the local post office. The election committee shall facilitate the labeling and mailing of the materials within five (5) business days wherever possible upon receipt of the campaign literature.

The Local can segregate or segment the membership list, such as by Employer and/or by job classification.

The costs indicated above are to recover any expenses incurred by the local for time and materials to the degree which can ensure no Local funds are used either directly or indirectly in the distribution of campaign literature.

Please reference the Constitution and By-Laws of this Local (Article VII: Sections 4 and 5) for any addition information.

Election Ballots

The Local I-60 conducts its union officer elections via US Mail in accordance with the US Department of Labor’s laws.

Ballots will be mailed to each member in good standing on November 28th, 2023. Those ballots are to be returned to the Elections Committee via US Mail in a timely manner such that they arrive in time to be counted on December 18th, 2023. Ballots that arrive after the above date/time will not be counted.

Alternatively, the Local’s by-laws permit the in-person return of the ballots to the secured ballot box at the Union’s office in Tempe, Arizona. To utilize this method, please schedule an appointment time with the elections committee to ensure somebody will be present to assist you.

Each ballot return envelop is marked with a unique identifier. This is used to ensure that each member votes only once and that all ballots can be accounted for by the committee. Your secret ballot envelop is separated from this identifiable return envelope prior to counting to ensure that your vote remains a secret.

If you need assistance, have questions, or need replacement ballot materials, please contact the elections committee as soon as possible via email to


Candidate Observers

Candidates may appoint an observer to observe the production and mailing of ballots, the retrieval and counting of ballots, and checks of the PO Box for undeliverable mail.

The Election Post Office Box will be checked by a member of the elections committee at 4pm on the following dates: TBD. The Post Office is located at 135 N Center St, Mesa AZ 85201.

Ballots will be prepared on November 28th at 10am at the union’s office in Tempe, Arizona.

Ballots will be retrieved on December 18th at 11am and will be counted at the union’s office in Tempe, Arizona.

Observers planning to be in attendance at any of the above activity should contact the Elections Committee at for further instructions.

At-Large Positions

At-Large positions are voted on by the entire Local I-60 membership, and not by any one particular chapter or region. Those elected to the President and Secretary and/or Treasurer positions are also delegates to the IAFF convention pursuant to the Local’s Constitution and By-Laws. These offices hold three year (3yr) terms commencing on January 1st, 2024.

Union President – Kacy Stoneburg Incumbent

Sergeant at Arms – Joe stepp Incumbent


Maricopa Ambulance Positions

Maricopa Ambulance Trustee – Kenny Austin Incumbent


AMR Central Arizona Positions

AMR Central – Pinal County Trustee – David Velarde Incumbent

 AMR Central – Steward/Trustee – 1 Year Term, Position vacated by Heather Davis effectie December 31, 2023

AMR Southern Arizona Positions

AMR Southern Trustee – Adam Spencer Incumbent 

AMR Southern Trustee – Lee Bucklin Incumbent 

Arizona Ambulance Trustee – Ryan Hilliard currently appointed 

Election Results

Election Results will be posted following the Ballot Count on December 18th, 2023



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Tempe, AZ, 85282 United States

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