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IN RE: RON BEARD,                                 )           Protest Decision 2016 ESD 79

                                                                        )           Issued: January 22, 2016

            Protestor.                                           )           OES Case No. P-095-011216-SO     


            Ron Beard, member and delegate candidate in Local Union 767, filed a pre-election protest pursuant to Article XIII, Section 2(b) of the Rules for the 2015-2016 IBT International Union Delegate and Officer Election (“Rules”).  The protest alleged that Ben Deets had improperly been denied the opportunity to run for delegate. 

            Election Supervisor representative Dolores Hall investigated this protest and advised the protestor of the deficiencies in Deets’s attempt at written nomination.  Protestor Beard advised by email dated January 18, 2016 that if Deets’s protest lacked merit, Beard wished to withdraw his protest.

            We have denied Deets’s protest in Deets, 2016 ESD 78 (January 22, 2016).

            Finding that the request of the protestor here to withdraw his protest serves the purposes of the Rules, we deem his protest WITHDRAWN.

Any interested party not satisfied with this determination may request a hearing before the Election Appeals Master within two (2) working days of receipt of this decision.  The parties are reminded that, absent extraordinary circumstances, no party may rely upon evidence that was not presented to the Office of the Election Supervisor in any such appeal.  Requests for a hearing shall be made in writing, shall specify the basis for the appeal, and shall be served upon:

Kathleen A. Roberts

Election Appeals Master


620 Eighth Avenue, 34th floor

New York, NY 10018

Copies of the request for hearing must be served upon the parties, as well as upon the Election Supervisor for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1050 17th Street, N.W., Suite 375, Washington, D.C. 20036, all within the time prescribed above.  A copy of the protest must accompany the request for hearing.

                                                                        Richard W. Mark

                                                                        Election Supervisor

cc:        Kathleen A. Roberts

            2016 ESD 79



Bradley T. Raymond, General Counsel

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

25 Louisiana Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001

David J. Hoffa

1701 K Street NW, Ste 350

Washington DC 20036

Ken Paff

Teamsters for a Democratic Union

P.O. Box 10128

Detroit, MI 48210-0128

Barbara Harvey

1394 E. Jefferson Avenue

Detroit, MI 48207

Teamsters United

315 Flatbush Avenue, #501

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Louie Nikolaidis

350 West 31st Street, Suite 40

New York, NY 10001

Julian Gonzalez

350 West 31st Street, Suite 40

New York, NY 10001

David O’Brien Suetholz

515 Park Avenue

Louisville, KY 45202

Fred Zuckerman

P.O. Box 9493

Louisville, KY 40209

Ron Beard

Ben Deets

7509 Summit View Lane

Sachse, TX 75048

Teamsters Local Union 767

6109 Anglin Drive

Forest Hill, TX 76119


Dolores Hall

1000 Belmont Pl

Metairie, LA 70001

Jeffrey Ellison

214 S. Main Street, Suite 212

Ann Arbor, MI 48104