Candidates for MSEA-SEIU Board of Directors

Area 1
Jeff Doyon
: I’m Jeff Doyon. I plan on running for the Board of Directors for Area 1. A little bit about myself: I’ve been employed with the State of Maine shortly after graduating from Thomas College. All of my employment with the state has been with DHHS. I became a union member when I was hired in a full-time position; I had worked in part-time and temporary positions before that. I’ve been in a leadership role for my chapter for quite some time now as either President or Treasurer. I have spent some time helping Area 1 as their Caucus chair when I’ve been needed. It has been an honor to serve on the board these last few years. If elected to serve on the board for another term, I will continue to work with fellow board members in help making the best decisions to help our union continue to best represent our members.

Jake Adams: My name is Jake Adams and I am humbly asking for your vote for MSEA’s Board of Directors, Area 1. I joined MSEA in 2016 and am currently a monthly donor to PASER. My current position is with the Staff unit at Maine Maritime Academy (Local 88/42), I work as a Systems Integration Specialist in the IT department. Currently, I serve on the Finance Committee and the Solidarity Committee. I have previously been a delegate for my local unit and also have been involved in negotiations. I have a sense of service and am always willing to help out in impactful and meaningful ways. I sincerely appreciate your consideration and look forward to further serving you in our union. In Solidarity, Jake Adams

Area 3
Brian Tuttle
: Hello, my name is Brian Tuttle and I am running for MSEA Board of Director for area 3.
I have been a state employee for over 30 years. I started my state career with the Department of Corrections in 1990 at the Maine Correctional Center. Shortly after starting there, I became a union member with AFSCME. After working for the Department of Corrections for 15 years, I became a union steward, and the last 3 years I was on the State Employee Health Commission member representing AFSCME. In 2016, I changed jobs and started working for the Secretary of State office as a Driver License Examiner. I joined MSEA the day I stared with the Cumberland County Chapter. I have been a delegate every year with MSEA and went to Summer School two year in a row: 2018 and 2019.
In 2020 and 2021, I served as vice president and the Cumberland County Chapter and for 2022 am serving as chapter president. I am a delegate of the Southern Maine Labor Council. I am a union steward with MSEA. I have been a member of PASER. And every day I have worked hard to keep all my union Brothers & Sisters as safe as I can. Personal info: I have been married to the same wonderful lady of over 33 years. I am the lucky dad of three independent men who are adults with lives of there own. And I have two grandchildren. We have a spoiled dog, Phobia, in the house that my wife babies. I was in the U.S. Army for three years and stationed in Germany.

Retiree Director
Bob Ruhlin
: My name is Bob Ruhlin and I am re-running for a seat on the Board of Directors of MSEA as a Retiree. My current term runs out at the end of December. I have been an MSEA member since June of 1965 (57 years). I have served the MSEA in various ways since then. My “method” has been to gather as much info as possible before I have to make a decision, both as an Active and Retired member. I will continue to operate in this manner. The “old” motto when I got active was “The greatest good for the greatest number.” I will continue that thought. I hope for your support.

Updated: September 19, 2022 — 2:27 PM