Hello, my name is Kathleen Bisbikis. I was fortunate to have a father who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Yuma, Arizona, for 40 years. He was also a very active and respected union member and a strong-willed individual who was never afraid to speak his mind. He served as Secretary/Treasurer for his local in Arizona from 1972-1988, as well as being the delegate at multiple national conventions. He was also an amazing role model to me and my siblings.
I eventually met and married my husband, Jason Bisbikis, who is a conductor for the BNSF Railroad out of Stockton, California, and a member of BLET Division 839. I am fortunate to have a husband who supports me 100% in all my endeavors, and for that I could not be more thankful.
In 2010, I became a founding member of Nor Cal 39 Auxiliary, also based out of Stockton, California. The Nor-Cal Auxiliary has members from all over northern California and we are very active with fundraising for two scholarships that we established and award annually. We are a young auxiliary and we are always looking for new ways to bring railroad families together to educate them, support them, and to provide a group of people who understand the life of a railroad family.
In 2010, I was elected as the delegate for my auxiliary and was able to attend the National Convention that same year in Reno, Nevada. I met several wonderful, educated women and, while driving home from Reno, I told my husband that my goal was to run for a national office at the next convention, in 2014. At the 2nd Quadrennial Convention, held in October 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada, I again represented my auxiliary as the elected delegate and was elected to the position of 2nd National Vice President/National Legislative Rep for the 2014-2018 term.
My husband and I are the proud parents of two children, Jared and Ashley. In addition to my work for the National Auxiliary, I continue to work full-time for Farmers Insurance Claims Litigation Group, am very active with my children’s activities, and serve as a board member for the Save Music organization in our area.
I look forward to working hard for the National Auxiliary during my four-year term, bringing important legislative issues to the forefront and educating members about the effects these issues can have on all of us and the lifestyle we have all come to love.Kathleen Bisbikis
7367 Stabulis Road
Valley Springs, California 95252