MEET BERNARD MOODY
At the age of 17, I enlisted in the United States Marines and gained vitally important experience in protecting and defending our nation. After honorably departing the Marine Corp I was a member of the Seaman’s International Union while employed as a Merchant Marine in Hawai’i. A few years later I started working within the prison system as a Corrections Officer for the State of Hawai’i. There, I also served my fellow workers by becoming a shop steward with our local (UPW) union, gaining experience in negotiation, workplace legalities and labor law, and, most importantly, championing for the people I represented.
I currently serve as a Corrections Sergeant with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and with the Sheriff’s Office since 1997. I have been a civil servant for over 30 years.
Having served as a line officer for almost 20 years and as a supervisor for the last 13 years, I am very aware of the struggles and problems that plague the labor force. I was instrumental in the creation and organization of the Snohomish County Corrections Guild (SCCG) labor union and a member of the interim board during the desertification and re-organization process. That experience and training reinforced that there are always two sides to an issue and that actively listening and providing helpful feedback goes a long way to coming to solutions.
I've been the president of our homeowners association, comprising of forty (40) townhome units. During my tenure the Association pursued a lawsuit against the builder, won, and then managed the subsequent year long reconstruction process.
Whether in my personal life or work environment, improving situations is ALWAYS my goal. With successes and results-based record, I will make the same commitment and bring the same work ethic to the Senate floor for the people of District 38.