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Chris Mabe is a long-time union activist and supporter of continuing education who has risen in the leadership ranks. After serving as OCSEA’s vice president for four years, he was elected president this past summer at the OCSEA Convention.
By virtue of being president of OCSEA, Mabe also becomes the chair of the Union Education Trust. This means he will oversee the board that regulates the program. This board is responsible for determining the direction of the program and making any necessary financial decisions.
Mabe is a corrections sergeant at the Lorain Correctional Institution. With more than 20 years of employment in Ohio’s prison system, Mabe has been a long-time opponent of private prisons and more recently has been active in opposing massive prison privatization and closures as well as overcrowding and understaffing in the state’s prison system.
Mabe has been an outspoken opponent of attacks to collective bargaining rights for public employees and has been a lead activist in the fight to repeal Senate Bill 5.
A veteran who served more than seven years of active duty, including one tour of duty in Desert Storm, Mabe has chaired the OCSEA Veterans Affairs Committee of the OCSEA Board of Directors. Mabe has also served as district president and president of the Lorain Correctional Chapter.