President, California Federation of Teachers
Jeffery M. Freitas was elected president of the California Federation of Teachers in March 2019 after serving as CFT secretary treasurer for eight years. He is the first LGBTQ member to become president of the CFT. Freitas has advocated on behalf of members for over two decades. Before moving into statewide CFT leadership, he served as president of the Carpinteria Association of United School Employees, AFT Local 2216, and as a vice president of the CFT EC/TK-12 Council. He also served on CFT staff as a field representative and a lobbyist.