Helping Those Who Help Others

Election Committee

AMR – Central Arizona
Frank Hernandez

AMR – Southern Arizona
Laura Pieslewicz

Maricopa Ambulance
David Troutman


Election Dates

Address Verification
October 12th, 2020

Nomination Notice
October 20th, 2020

Nomination Meeting
10am on November 10th, 2020

Ballots Mailed
10am on November 20th, 2020

Checks for Undeliverable Mail
4PM on 11/23, 11/26, 11/30 and 12/3.

Ballots Counted
10am on December 5th, 2020

2020 Local I-60 Union Officer Elections


2020-12 Election Results

The official results can be downloaded here (PDF).

Mayer, Jacob

Vice President (AMR-Central)
Caronna, Christopher

Steward/Trustee (AMR-Southern)
Bucklin, Lee
Giampa, Jamie

Steward/Trustee (AMR-Pinal)
Velarde, David

Steward/Trustee (Maricopa Amb.)
Austin, Kenny
Runoff: Lonsberry, Sallaway

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 and election ballots will be mailed via US Mail to the last known address of all members in good standing.  If you have recently moved, please update your address with the Local I-60 Union Secretary (

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 10th membership meeting, or via electronic mail to prior to the call to order of the November 10th, 2020 regular membership meeting. To be valid, the electronic mail nomination must be received on or after November 7th, 2020 and prior to 10am on November 10th, 2020.

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

Members in attendance of the November 10th regular 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 Depatment of Labor’s laws.

Ballots will be mailed to each member in good standing. 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 5th, 2020. Ballots which 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 uniquie 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 envelop 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 retrivial 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: November 23rd, November 26th, November 30th, and December 3rd. The Post Office is located at 135 N Center St, Mesa AZ 85201.

Ballots will be prepared on November 20th at 10am at the union’s office in Tempe, Arizona. 

Ballots will be retrieved on December 5th at 10am and will be counted at the union’s office in Tempe, Arizona. 

All observers will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Should the number of observers prevent adequate social distancing, alternative locations may be necessary for preparing and counting ballots.  All candidates will be provided advanced notice of any necessary changes.

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 at-large 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, 2021.

President (incumbent Kevin Burkhart, retiring)

Sergeant At Arms (incumbent Chris Caronna)

Maricopa Ambulance Positions

The ballot will consist of one regular election office and one special election office to fill a vacancy. Local I-60 Trustee Kenny Austin has resigned his position effective 11/30/2020, thereby placing his office on the ballot for nominations and election for the remainder of his term.

Steward / Trustee – 3yr term (new position)

Steward / Trustee – 2yr term (special election, Kenny Austin vacancy)


AMR Central Arizona Positions

Local I-60 Vice President Jacob Mayer has resigned his position of Vice President effective 12/31/2020, for which the position will be open to nominations and elections to complete the remainder of the term.


Vice President – 1yr term (special election, Jacob Mayor vacancy)

Steward / Trustee, Pinal County – incumbent Steve Zapata 


AMR Southern Arizona Positions

Both AMR Southern Arizona positions are for three year terms beginning on January 1st, 2021.


Steward / Trustee – Southern Arizona (incumbent Jeff Lennon)

Steward / Trustee – Southern Arizona (vacant)




60 E Rio Salado Parkway Suite 900

Tempe, AZ, 85281 United States

602 388 6800