Joe Wildman, activist & union-rep, dies at 65 (obituary)


6 thoughts on “Joe Wildman, activist & union-rep, dies at 65 (obituary)

  1. Joe was a dear friend and mentor who deeply loved his wife and daughter. He was so proud of everything his daughter accomplished – and always told us of her newest interests and hobbies . He was one of the most humble people I have ever known who used humor to gently let you know when you were wrong. Hoe was a poet, too. While I could always count of Joe for advice at work and for keeping a level head when I got too riled up, I really miss him as my friend – who loved and asked about my kids even though he had only met them once. We love you Uncle Joe. You have left a legacy.

  2. Joe was pivotal in Northern CA politics, from union work, to awakening Democrats in rural counties, to pushing back against the strong tide of the State Of Jefferson proponents. He was someone whose advice I relied upon to expand the influence of the Democratic Party in the reddest rural regions of our state. His dry sense of humor was a bonus to his many talents. He left us too soon! Thinking of him brings a smile to my heart. I will miss him.

  3. When working as SEIU’s Regional Director, I hired Joe who was living in his truck. He always referred to me as that one person who would do that. I never regretted it – he was a great fit for Mendocino.

  4. Joe threw a rake at me, when I was 17, and he was 15.
    He missed, but I had it coming lol.

    He was my good friend, for decades..

    You are missed.

    Bill Weaver
    “( yes! THE Bill Weaver, seeming to outlive everyone from my youth! !

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