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Region 13
(District of Columbia)

2484 Pruden Blvd., Suite A
Suffolk, VA 23434


Serving letter carriers in Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia

Timothy W. Dowdy, National Business Agent

Tim Dowdy brings to his position as the national business agent for District of Columbia Region 13 a dogged perseverance that has been honed over more than 30 years service, with 17 of those years devoted to fighting for members' rights in Virginia Beach, Virginia Branch 2819. Dowdy served the branch as a shop steward and in several branch officer positions.

"I got involved with the union because I observed a frequent absence of fairness and competence among supervisors, and a frequent absence of integrity when it came to honoring the national contract," he said. "I've stayed involved all these years to reverse the negative effects these
things have on carriers and their families."

A three-term president of the Virginia State Association of Letter Carriers, Dowdy began his postal career in Virginia Beach in 1977. He served as a local business agent for 11 years, working with three predecessor NBAs.

Dowdy had served as a full-time regional administrative assistant for five years, before succeeding Richard Gentry, who retired at the end of 2004. Dowdy was first elected by acclamation to a full term as NBA by the 2006 Las Vegas Convention, and re-elected by the 2010 Anaheim Convention.

"We will step forward and fight for what is right, and improving the work lives and standard of living of letter carrier families is fighting for what is right," he said.

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