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Debbie Bovyer Wins Presidential Election

Posted August 31, 2012


Debbie Bovyer has won the 2012 PEI UPSE Presidential Election. Debbie is a Licensed Practical Nurse with Health PEI and has worked for the past twenty-five years at the Prince Edward Home in Charlottetown. She has played an active role in the union during her career serving as an Executive Officer (Second Vice-President) and as Secretary-Treasurer, as well as Chief Steward and Director of her local.

Debbie Bovyer thanks the PEI UPSE membership for their support and congratulates the union’s Third Vice- President, Terry Gauthier, for running in the election and participating in the democratic process. "I look forward to working with the Membership, Board of Directors, Executive and Staff of PEI UPSE during my upcoming term as President. By working cooperatively we can meet key challenges and opportunities the union faces, and we can empower the membership," says Bovyer.

The Interim President of PEI UPSE, Karen Jackson, congratulates Debbie Bovyer on her victory and looks forward to working with her. "I look forward to working with Debbie and am confident she will engage the membership and show strong leadership during her tenure as President. She has a wide range of experience within the union as both an activist and a leader. I wish her all the best in her new capacity as President."

The election was carried out via a mail in ⁄ mail out process between August 1 and August 29, 2012. The union’s Presidential Nominations Committee counted the ballots on August 30. Of the 4,725 ballots mailed out, 1,429 ballots were returned ­ representing a 30% rate of return. Debbie Bovyer received 899 votes and Terry Gauthier received 530 votes.

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