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I am Vince Canales, Candidate for County Council District 4.

Vince Canales's Bio:

Vince Canales

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.

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Vince Canales's Interests & Activities:

Public Policy, Public Safety, Criminal Justice, Politics, Policy Analysis, Public Speaking, Negotiations, Labor Relations, Union Organizing, Community Outreach,

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