Appointed Deputy Mayor: September 2017
Marvin Kropke is a Chicago native, who grew up in the Pico Rivera area of California. He is a 38-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 11, where he has served as the elected principle eight times, in addition to being the Union’s Business Manager and Financial Secretary since 1997. An electrician by trade, Mr. Kropke also serves as the Executive Secretary for the California Association of Electrical Workers. He is Co-Chairman of Working Californians, as well as a four-year Director of the State Compensation Insurance Fund.
Prior to his current designations, Marvin Kropke worked as a Lineman for General Telephone & Electronics (GT&E). He was also a member of the Communication Workers of America (CWA Union). While working at the Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Pico Rivera, Marvin was a member of the United Auto Workers Union, as well.
Drafted into the U.S. Army, Mr. Kropke achieved the rank of sergeant in the Fourth Infantry Division. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat in Viet Nam.
Marvin and his wife of 49 years, Nancy Fulton, currently reside in Brea, California. Daughters Keri and Jennifer are an educator and lawyer in the local area. The Kropkes have four grandchildren.