December 16, 2010: James Hoffa has picked five more candidates to fill out his slate running for International officer posts next November.
His final five candidates are Sean O’Brien, Steve Pocztowski, Steve Vairma, Kevin Moore, and Jim Kabell.
O’Brien is the president of Boston Local 25 and Joint Council 10 and is running for International VP for the east; Pocztowski is the secretary treasurer of Chicago Local 705 and is running for VP for the central region; Vairma is the secretary treasurer of Denver Local 455, running for VP for the west; Moore is the president of Detroit Local 299, running for trustee; and Kabell is the secretary treasurer of Springfield, Mo. Local 245 and the president of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference, running for trustee.
Sandy Pope, who is running for General President, is at this point running against Hoffa head-to-head.
Fred Gegare, who is also running for General President, has picked a partial slate of six running mates.