Executive Board Chairman, Mark Flowers announced that the Board had taken action on Friday, February 20, 2015 in accordance with the Local Union 50 Bylaws in naming Jason Davis to fulfill the remainder of the term of Van Thrash. Van, who had stepped down January 31, had served as Vice President since 2010.
President/Business Manager, Brad Stevens had this to say regarding the news, "Van Thrash has served the Local Union and its members with great conviction and dedication. I know that Jason will bring that same level of committment to the Vice President position. I look forward to working with Brother Davis as fellow officer of our Union along with Recording Secretary, Mike Barclay and Treasurer, John Albert."
Jason is a Mechanic from Dominion's Chesterfield Power Station and has served as Steward, Chief Steward, and Senior Chief Steward. He currently serves the members as Business Representative, primarily responsible for handling business at all of Dominion's non-nuclear generation represented by Local Union 50.
In other news, Stevens announced that he has appointed Bob Jones (Electric Serviceman, 1st Class, Dominion-Farmville) to the position of Assistant Business Representative. Bob will be primarily resposible for handling business at Dominion's Altavista, Farmville, and South Boston locations. "Bob has done an outstanding job as Steward and Chief Steward for many years and will bring with him a great deal of experience and committment." said Stevens, "Brother Jones will be a valuable addition to my staff and I look forward to working with him in his new role."
Local 50 represents over 3,000 employees of Dominion, BARC Electric Cooperative, Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative, Monongahela Power (First Energy), and Virginia Natural Gas (Atlanta Gas-Light Resources).