The Executive Board, at its October 23, 2006 meeting elected Richard F. McSpedon Jr. to fill the unexpired term of Michael O’Neill who resigned due to his appointment to the position of business representative. October 13, 2016, at the General Membership Meeting he was appointed Business Representative for the White Plains Office.
Richard F. McSpedon Jr. is a third generation member of Local 3, IBEW. His father Richard F. McSpedon Jr. was an “A” journeyman and shop steward in Manhattan for many years. His grandfather was George “Duke” McSpedon who served as a business representative in The Bronx. The oldest of four children, he was born in 1968 to Richard and Anne McSpedon. He was raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York in 1986. He attended the University of South Carolina prior to entering the electrical industry.
He worked in the electrical supply industry for Tremont Electric, and as an ADM member of Local 3 for L.K. Com– stock in their corporate offices prior to being accepted into the “A” Construction Electrician's Apprenticeship Training Program. He completed his apprenticeship in March 1999. He worked as an apprentice and journeyman. He has been a steward in The Bronx since 2002. Presently he is employed by Universal Electric. He has an associate degree in Labor Studies from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr School of Labor Studies, Empire State College (SUNY). He is a member of the Colony Club, Allied Club, The Bronx Acorn Club and the Westchester Mechanics Association where he has been president for the last two years.
In 2015, he was honored by Staten Island Electrical Club as their Man of the Year.
He was a Delegate at the 38th IBEW Convention in 2011 and a Delegate/Sergeant in Arms in St. Louis at our 39th IBEW Convention last month.
Brother McSpedon has been active in trade union issues and political campaigns throughout his career as a member of Local 3.
He is married to his wife Maura and has four children, Molly, Jack, Claire, and Dermot.