IAFF Officers Election Results

March 5 • 2021

As provided in the election rules, all ballots were to be at the office of our election vendor, Survey & Ballot System (SBS) by 6:00 p.m. (ET) today, Thursday March 4, 2021. Those ballots have been tabulated and certified in the presence of the IAFF Elections Committee, our General Counsel and the candidates’ election observers.

The winning candidate must receive more than 50% of the counted votes and will take office 30 days after the results are official. The results are official when the 55th Convention reconvenes at 1:00 p.m. (ET) on March 10, 2021, and the Election Committee Chair reports the results to the delegates.

The result of the election is as follows:

General President:

  • Edward A. Kelly: 146,727 votes
  • Mahlon Mitchell: 114,518 votes

General Secretary-Treasurer:

  • Frank Lima: 178,292 votes
  • James “Jake” Lemonda: 45,603 votes
  • Greg B. Markley: 36,505 votes

9th District Vice President:

  • Michael “Big Mike” Frainier: 8,384 votes
  • Rusty McAllister: 3,687 votes

10th District Vice President:

  • Stephen Gilman: 25,983 votes
  • Domingo “Alby” Albarran: 15,625 votes

11th District Vice President:

  • R.L. “Sandy” McGhee III: 13,784 votes
  • Patrick M. “Marty” Lancton: 9,730 votes

16th District Vice President:

  • James B. Johnson: 2,276 votes
  • Reid Shimabukoro: 804 votes

Region 2 Trustee (Eastern U.S.):

  • Mark Ouellette: 69,902 votes
  • Daniel Fortuna: 58,447 votes