Elections

OEA General Elections – 2018

Electronic ballots with further voting instructions will be emailed to member emails on file with OEA/ CTA on May 16th.

Detailed Voting Instructions Are Here 

Elections questions: [email protected]

Election will run Wednesday, May 16 through Tuesday, May 29th.

Paper ballots will be available 5/16-5/29, 9:00am-6:00PM at the OEA Center.  

Candidates for OEA President

Keith Brown —Elect a leadership team with an action plan to build member and site power. Collectively we will build a strong, fighting union. BUILD OUR POWER!

Mark Airgood  — If teachers across the nation can win their demands by striking, the OEA can strike and win here in Oakland. Vote Mark Airgood!

Candidates for First Vice President

Tania Kapner  — I’m ready to strike for a strong contract. I organize teachers and students to defend public education, immigrant rights and civil rights. Trump must go!

Ismael Armendariz — I am running to build our collective power. We do this by
building site organizing squads and prioritizing site visits from OEA leadership.

Candidates for OEA Executive Board

Seat #7 -Early Childhood Educator

Tuwe X Mehn — I am enthusiastic to represent ECE on the OEA Board. I have nine years of ECE experience and currently serve as the ECE Caucus Chair.

Seat #8

Jennifer Brouhard — I am running for the E-Board to build a strong union through action including building an elementary caucus to develop the education our students deserve.

Maggie Elmer (Incumbent)  — Re-elect me to the OEA Executive Board. I support no more charters, no more cuts to schools, stop OUSD Teacher Bullying, demand a stronger contract.

Seat #9

Janet Lau (Incumbent) — Re-elect me for Eboard to fight for a fair contract for all, advocate for safe teaching/ working conditions, and demand an end to charters.

Adi Hoag  — EON BAMN Caucus pledges to lead OEA in joining the strikes and
demonstrations of teachers and communities nationwide in defending the future of public education.

Seat #10

Jasmene Miranda — Real union strength comes from effective member participation and communication. I am running to help build a strong communications plan that will allow us to

Seat #11

Vacant

Seat #12 – Substitute Teacher

Benjamin Visnick — From this position, I will advocate for hundreds of teacher substitutes and the total OEA membership. Join the Teacher Substitute Caucus in re-electing Ben.

Candidates for CTA State Council

Bethany Meyer — I will bring energy and drive to State Council, continue to grow as a leader and organizer, and work together to build a stronger OEA.

Mark Airgood — If teachers can strike and win gains across the country, we can strike and win in California. Vote Mark Airgood!

Janet Lau — Re-elect me for Eboard to fight for a fair contract for all, advocate for safe teaching/ working conditions, and demand an end to charters.

Candidates for CTA State Council Alternates

Marisa Mills — I am a strong union advocate at my site and have rapidly expanded my involvement in OEA. Let me share that at State Council!

Rosenda “Rose” Thomas — Our representation and involvement with CTA is crucial to the aims of our profession. I’m committed to working as your voice on the state level.

Mark Airgood — If teachers can strike and win gains across the country, we can strike and win in California. Vote Mark Airgood!

Deirdre M. Robinson — I will represent/advocate for teachers/students. I have over 13+ years as teacher. I will bring fresh ideas/perspectives, workable solutions, and a positive attitude.

Mary Prophet — As someone familiar with state council, I can comfortably step in as an alternate, both in committees and on the state council floor.

***To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each OEA office, check out the bylaws.


We are a democratic organization, where any dues paying member may run for any local, state or national seat affiliated with OEA.

OEA conducts online elections for:

  • OEA Leadership positions including: President, OEA Officers and at-large Executive Board seats.
  • Delegates to CTA Convention, NEA Convention and  NEA-Representative Assembly (Local & State).
  • Certificated representatives to CTA State Council.

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Elections questions: elections(at)oaklandea(dot)org