I am Vince Canales, Candidate for County Council District 4.
Vince Canales's Bio:
My family is originally from Puerto Rico. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, but moved to Maryland upon enlisting in the United States Air Force. I have over 25 years of public service.
In 2008, I was elected President/CEO of FOP Lodge 89 and I am now serving my third term. I represents over 2,600 active and retired law enforcement officers. As President/CEO, I am the Chief Labor Negotiator collectively bargaining multi-million dollar contracts on behalf of my members, manage the organization’s operating budget, and oversee in excess $1 million in assets. I am a Member of the Medical Advisory and Disability Review Board; I also serves as Trustee on the Police Pension Plan and I am responsible for management and control of over $600 million in assets.
During my tenure as President/CEO,I was appointed to serve on the Equal Pay Commission, an eight-member commission reporting their findings to the Governor and Maryland General Assembly.
I hsve a degree in Criminal Justice and I have completed the prestigious Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education Program for State and Local Government. Additionally, I have also attended and participated in the Labor and Work-life Program hosted by the Harvard University Law School.
Since my appointment in 2011, I have served on the Bowie City Ethics Commission. In 2012, I was honored to be elected as a Delegate for the Maryland Democratic Party Delegation to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
I am a member of the local chapter for the Disabled American Veterans, as well as a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Association. Additionally, I serve as Treasurer of the Bowie Democratic Club.
I have been a resident of Prince George's County since 1989 and have resided with my family in Bowie for more than fifteen years.
Vince Canales's Experience:
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President/CEO Fraternal Order of Police at Prince George's County Police Department2008
Represents over 2,600 active and retired law enforcement officers. Chief Labor Negotiator on behalf of the FOP - collectively bargaining multi-million dollar contracts on behalf of the membership. Trustee of the Police Pension Plan with over six-hundred million dollars in assets. Member of the Medical Advisory and Disability Review Board. Manage and operate a budget of more than $1million in assets. Currently serving third term as President/CEO.
Law Enforcement Officer at Prince George's County Police Department1991
Serving over 20 years as a law enforcement officer from patrol officer to Detective in the Child Abuse/Vulnerable Adult Unit to Homicide Detective.
Honor Guardsman at United States Air Force1986 - 1991
Stationed at Bolling Air Force Base and represented the USAF in presidential ceremonies throughout the country. Transferred to Osan Air Force Base in South Korea as a Law Enforcement Specialist. Awarded a USAF Commendation and USAF Achievement Medal for service. Awarded a National Defense Medal for service during Operation Desert Shield. Honorably discharged in 1991.
Vince Canales's Education:
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
Vince Canales's Interests & Activities:
Public Policy, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Politics, Policy Analysis, Public Speaking, Negotiations, Labor Relations, Union Organizing, Community Outreach,