My name is Richard Louis Brown and I am volunteering to be your next Local 1000 president. Local 1000 needs a non-political sincere and transparent leader whose only priority is to serve our represented employees. I am deeply motivated to fulfill that service to you with loyalty, dedication, integrity and accountability. I promise to faithfully protect, inspire, and help you to obtain substantial pay increases justice and vitally improved workplace protections.
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and I come from a background of working class people. I served honorably for 9.6 years in the U.S. Air Force and 3 years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. I worked diligently to self-finance my education and earned my Bachelor of Science degree in finance from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
On June 8, 2009, I began working for the State of California as an Employment Program Representative adjudicating unemployment claims for the Employment Development Department (EDD). Currently, I work as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst for the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission in the State Treasurer’s Office.
I believe in serving the greater good before my individual desires. I make strong financial decisions and have the courage and determination to fight the “good” fight and see things through. I am a dedicated visionary who can motivate and inspire others. I am true to my word, and I will always stand for what is right and just.
To me, this is not a job – this is a sacrifice! More than 20 years ago, as her only child, I made a promise to Genevieve Maude Brown on January 6, 1996, at 9:30 pm that I would fight for those in need of justice and respect. I am honoring that promise by running for Local 1000 president.
Local 1000 is made up of hard working Americans who deserve to be represented by a president who values their feelings, ideas, and opinions. A president leads by example, therefore, I have legally refused the salary stipend in a notarized statement dated September 22, 2017 and again on July 27, 2020.
Just as I made a promise to my mother, I promise to work with and for you as a partner in strengthening our Union.
Richard Louis Brown