Andrea Vaughn

Vice President

Andrea Vaughn was elected vice president in 2019 at the AFSCME Council 28/WFSE 48th Biennial Convention. She believes that worker power comes from numbers and that mentorship, education, transparency, union growth, and strong contracts are all critical for a successful movement. 

Vaughn moved from her hometown of Portland, Oregon, to the state of Washington in 2011, where she became an attendant counselor and Local 341 member at Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center. After gaining experience in state service, Vaughn transferred into a Community Services Office (DSHS/ESA/CSD) as a Financial Service Specialist III (now known as a Public Benefits Specialist III). 

Vaughn became an active member of Local 948, serving as a shop steward and local vice president. She organized “lunch and learns” and other actions to engage her co-workers around contract negotiations.

Vaughn has served as a Council 28 Executive Board member, Human Services Policy Committee vice chair, and co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Vaughn is a birth doula and a football player.  She lives with her partner and two boys in Everett. 

Per the collective bargaining agreement, Vaughn will continue in paid status at DSHS while fulfilling her full-time role as council vice president.