J.J. Jelincic

President, California State Employees Association (CSEA)

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Former President of the California State Employees Association. Defeated in election on October 6, 2007 by Dave Hart, with a vote of 539-438. Source:

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November 2003 - October 2007: Jelincic served as president of the California State Employees Association. He was reelected for a second term in October 2005 (vote tally: 486-296).

2004: Jelincic was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California Performance Review (CPR) Commission.

1986-present: Jelincic works as an investment officer for the California Public Employees Retirement System

Jelincic started his union activism as a member of Oakland Teamsters Local 70 while working as a garbage collector and later a truck driver. He joined California state service in 1986 and became active in CSEA's Civil Service Division, what is now known as SEIU Local 1000 -- a chartered affiliate of CSEA. He served as chair of the Unit 1 bargaining team, representing more than 43,000 rank-and-file state workers such as employment program representatives at the Employment Development Department (EDD), disability evaluators at the Department of Health Services (DHS), accounting officers, auditors and analysts for all departments.[2]

Jelincic has an bachelor’s degree in economics from Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga and has an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He lives in Sacramento with his wife of 30 years, and have two children.

Last edited by Scott Flodin on Dec. 7, 2009

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