My name is Colleen Gorman, and I am running for the position of Executive at Large. Currently, I am assigned to the felony trial division at 26th and California. My preceding assignments include child protection and misdemeanor court.
Prior to being hired by the Public Defender’s Office, I began my career as an attorney for the Speaker of the House in Springfield, drafting bills and shepherding them through the legislative process. The negotiating skills I acquired through this experience provide me with a solid background for working with management and the County Board.
When I started at our Office, over 6 years ago, I immediately became active in our Union and trained as a Steward within my first few months. I have had continued participation with the union throughout my career.
I believe it is important for new and different people to work in leadership positions in order to bring fresh perspectives into our office. I believe that I can bring new, creative “outside the box” ideas that will further strengthen our Union and Office.
If elected, I will work to continue to improve the transparency of the union’s work on behalf of its members. I will be a resource for members to come to for help finding answers on issues such as leaves of absence, union benefits, grievance policy and others. I will have an open door policy and if I don’t know the answer I will find it.
Please vote for Colleen Gorman for Executive at Large!!