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Jim Kellogg
Growing up in the Bay Area James W. Kellogg is a native Californian who has spent thirty six years with the (UA) United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada. He was first elected to full time office with Steamfitters Local Union 342 in 1976.

Jim has devoted his entire life to helping people and doing whatever possible to provide the best working environment and conditions that the particular times would bear for the people he represents. He has been recognized many times over for his leadership abilities and has gained the respect and admiration of everyone who has had the opportunity to interface with him.

In 1992 Jim went to work for the International and currently is the International Representative in charge of California and Hawaii.

He is a strong supporter of education and heavily promotes union apprenticeship and journeyman training programs and has been rewarded for those efforts by having two schools in Northern California named after him. He is the founder of the California Native American Apprenticeship Initiative.

After years of community service and serving on many state wide labor boards and committees Jim in January 1999 was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to the powerful California Transportation Commission. Served as Chairman in 2000. He has also has been appointed by Governor Davis to the California Fish and Game Commission, the Commission on Building for the 21st Century, and the California State Work Force Investment Board. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee designed to bring the 2012 Olympics to the Bay Area, Board of Directors for the California Residence Foundation, Board of Directors Contra Costa College Foundation, Board of Directors for the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, Executive Board Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Posse, Executive Board State Building and Construction Trades Council, Honorary Chair of A Better Choice for Safety Foundation, member California Waterfowl Association, member Outdoor Sportsmen’s Coalition of California, and is a lifetime member of the California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation.

 


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