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Election Results

The results of the Union Board elections are as follows:

1st Vice President

Aidan Alvarado

237 Votes 93.68%

16 No Votes 6.32%


Rolando Solis

238 Votes 94.07

15 No Votes 5.93%

1st Year Trustee

Gerardo “Jerry” Lopez      vs                Gilbert Gamboa

146 Votes 57.71%            to         103 Votes 40.71%

4 No Votes 1.58%

Sgt at Arms

Carlos "Charlie" Pedraza vs Joel “Pooky” Sandoval vs Josh Mueller

113 votes 44.66%              67 Votes 26.48%             70 Votes = 27.67%

3 No Votes 1.19%

There will be a run-off between Carlos "Charlie" Pedraza and Josh Mueller scheduled for the union meetings and the three days after from December 12-16, 2016

General Meeting

Agenda for September’s 2016 General Meetings

Pledge of Allegiance

  • Opening Remarks
  • Open Discussion with Fire Chief S. Landin
  • Discussion on Propositions for City of Laredo Elections
  • Discussion on Upcoming City Council Elections
  • Presentation by Trustees on Audits and Reports
  • Presentation by 1st Vice-President Aidan Alvarado on Lobbyist Reports and State Business
  • Presentation of the Recording-Treasurer Gerardo Tovar’s records on Union and PAC contributions, budgets and reports (presented by executive board)
  • Presidents Report
  • Q&A
  • Voting
  • Adjournment
General Meeting Results

The results of the Union Board elections and the amendments to the local 872 By-Laws and Fire-PAC By-Laws voted on at the General meetings for the month of November 2015 are as follows:


David Gonzalez         vs      Reynaldo “Rey” Veliz

203 = 70%                               87 = 30%

2nd Vice President

Carlos “Charlie” Lozano    vs    Christobal “Cris” Pedraza

179 = 61.7                              109 = 37.6

2 no votes= .7%


Gerardo “Gerry” Tovar

274 = 94.5

16 no votes = 5.5 %

1st year trustee

John “Eric” Flores  vs  Adolfo “Fito” Martinez  vs  Jose Aguilera

156 = 53.7%              104 = 35.86 %             26 = 8.97

Local 872 By-Laws amendments

Article 9

226 for = 95%

12 against = 5%

Laredo Fire-PAC By-Laws amendments

Section 5.5 D

219 For = 93.6%

15 Against = 6.4%

Section 5.5 E

215 For = 91.9 %

19 Against = 8.1%

New T Shirts

Members New T-Shirts are in stop by the Laredo Fire Fighters Union Hall at 5219 Tesoro Plaza to buy yours. T-shirts are Twenty- Five dollars $25.00


New Items for sale

Members Laredo Fire Fighters T-Shirts are now on sale for fifteen dollars (15.00) at the Fire Fighters Hall located @ 5219 Tesoro Plaza with any union hall representive. The LA UNION snapback baseball cap are on sale for twenty-five (25.00) dollars. Stop by and get yours at the Union Hall. The new LA UNION design T-shirts will be in in the next three (3) weeks.


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