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Diane Lovell has likely worked for Oregon AFSCME for more total years than anyone. She worked for Council 75 for five years in the mid- to late 1970s, spent five years with OPEU then returned to AFSCME in 1985 and is now the union’s senior Council Representative. Lovell spent over 15 years as AFSCME’s representative on the Public Employees Benefit Board. Away from the office, Lovell enjoys golf, cooking and gardening. Lovell lives in Aurora with her husband, Gary. They have two grown daughters.
Anneliese Sheahan joined Council 75 as a Council Representative in 2016. for childcare providers and Department of Land and Conservation and Development. Anneliese joins us from AFSCME Council 32 in Wisconsin where she was the president and representative for the child care unions. Anneliese was a licensed family child care provider for 15 years in Wisconsin. She has a MA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and was an adjunct professor in the Early Childhood Education Dept. at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, WI. Anneliese and her husband Zack enjoy camping and kayaking, horseback riding, and traveling. The family looks forward to exploring more of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.
Dan Torres joined AFSCME Council 75 in 2017 after working 9 years in various labor, political and community organizing roles. He has worked 5 election cycles on races ranging from State Legislatures up to U.S. Presidential. In between electoral cycles, Dan has worked for AFT-Oregon, AFL-CIO International, and SEIU Oregon State Council. He went to Oregon State Universtiy studying communication, coached speech and debate, and taught argument as a graduate student. Originally from Reno, Nevada, Dan lives in Portland where he serves on the board of the Bus Project and as a trainer for the Oregon Labor Candidate School.
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