Tammy Pilcher elected vice president of MEA-MFT

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.”

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