IBEW Third District Representative
Kris Anderson is Representative for the IBEW Third District (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania).
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PUF: What is your role?
Kris Anderson: I work as an international rep for the IBEW's third district. I'm assigned as the executive assistant to the third district, for Vice President Mike Welsh. I serve the utility locals in the state of Pennsylvania, and work as a political coordinator in Pennsylvania. I help in getting out our political plans for the election season, as well as notifying locals of any pending legislation that could impact them.
PUF: Do the locals have members at the utilities, like Duquesne Light and First Energy or AEP?
Kris Anderson: Yes. Some of the utilities that we represent in the state are Duquesne Light, and First Energy has seven properties in Pennsylvania including Penelec, West Penn Power, and Met-Ed. There are several others. Exelon has some utilities that we represent and Talen Energy too.
PUF: Do the members work in the field and the plants?
Kris Anderson: We represent people in all forms of electric generation in Pennsylvania. We have some folks in the coal industry, the natural gas generation side, and the nuclear industry.
PUF: What's your typical day like, and has anything changed?