MEA-MFT Representative Assembly delegates elected a new vice president April 5: Tammy Pilcher.
Pilcher fills the position vacated when outgoing vice president Jeff Greenfield accepted a job as MEA-MFT field consultant.
Pilcher has worked in the Helena School District for 21 years — 17 years teaching grades k-5 and four years as full-time release president of the Helena Education Association.
“I look forward to serving our 18,000-plus members as vice president,” Pilcher said. “So much of what I’ve done as an MEA-MFT board member has been advocating for all our members: state and county employees, higher education, Head Start, and health care employees as well as k-12 members.”
Pilcher is married with three children ages 18, 15, and 13.
The vote for vice president originally showed Gary Stein of Missoula as the winner, but a recount revealed a vote-counting error.
A second recount confirmed Pilcher as the winner.
“This is the first time in MEA-MFT history we’ve had an election error,” said MEA-MFT Executive Director Erik Burke. “We will be carefully reviewing election procedures going forward to make sure it’s the last time.”