Open State Representative Seats
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2022-24 RAIL PASSENGERS COUNCIL ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO APPLY FOR A VACANT SEAT, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW.
We are now accepting candidates wishing to be elected to the Council of Representatives for the two-year term ending February 29, 2024.
Any Rail Passengers Association member who meets the qualifications may apply to any State Representative seat on the Council of Representatives listed below. Before applying, it is highly recommended that you review these position responsibilities and qualifications:
If you are interested in applying for an open State Representative seat, please complete and submit this form:
Candidate Information Statement for State Representative Positions
The submission deadline for candidates to appear on the January 2022 election ballot is December 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.
Please note that current State Representatives must also submit a Candidate Information Statement by the December 1 deadline in order to seek re-election.
Please contact Michael Testerman at 804-649-1405 or via [email protected] if you have questions or would like to know more about our Council of Representatives.
Below is the list of the number of State Representative seats available for each state:
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: 2
NEW HAMPSHIRE: 1
NEW JERSEY: 3
NEW MEXICO: 1
NEW YORK: 9
NORTH CAROLINA: 2
NORTH DAKOTA: 1
RHODE ISLAND: 1
SOUTH CAROLINA: 1
SOUTH DAKOTA: 1
WEST VIRGINIA: 1
"On behalf of Amtrak’s onboard service staff, I want to thank the Rail Passengers Association for honoring their hard work with this award. The past couple years have indeed been difficult for Amtrak onboard service staff – coping with furloughs and job insecurity, adapting to changing protocols and services, not to mention the unfortunate events such as a tragic derailment and a fatal shooting. Nevertheless, our dedicated members at Amtrak have handled these hurdles with the care, attention and diligence for which they’re known. We thank Rail Passengers for their acknowledgement of our members’ hard work and, as always, look forward to seeing you on the rails."
Arthur Maratea, TCU/IAM National President
December 21, 2021, on the Association awarding its 2021 Golden Spike Award to the Frontline Amtrak Employees.