Local Union 1266 President John Van Daley

New Officers Elected to Lead Local 1266

On June 15, 2021, Local 1266 held its elections for its executive leadership and appointment of an additional delegate to the Central South Carpenters Regional Council (CSCRC). As a result, Local 1266 will have a mix of some new and familiar faces on the Executive Board from 2021 thru 2024. The new officers took their oaths of office on July 20, 2021.


  • John Van Daley assumes the role of Local President.
  • Justin Adair will serve as the new Vice President.
  • Bobby Vasquez remains as Recording Secretary.
  • Victor Grimaldo remains as Financial Secretary.
  • Ramon Rosales remains as Treasurer.
  • Willie Gildart will serve as the new Conductor
  • Travis Jones will serve as the new Warden.
  • Incumbent Trustees Jim Barnes and Rudy Rangel are joined by newcomer Gabriel Pounds.
  • Francisco Marquez was elected to represent Local 1266 as a fourth delegate to the CSCRC, joining incumbents Victor Grimaldo, Ramon Rosales and John Van Daley. 

"We would like to thank Sean Forkner, who has served as Local 1266 President for the past nine years, and who will continue to be an integral part of our organization as he remains on the Central South staff as Business Agent," Van Daley said. "He also will serve in an advisory role to the new board during transition."