The Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO announced its endorsement today of Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive, citing “his long history of fighting for better education, jobs, and opportunities for Montgomery County residents.” The early endorsement “makes clear that on the question of vision and direction for Montgomery County, not only does the labor movement agree with Marc and his vision, but we will mobilize our members and make the case to voters that he is the best candidate to move Montgomery County forward,” said Metro Council president Jackie Jeter, who also heads up ATU Local 689. “Marc is a strong, smart, and independent voice for safety and justice, and we believe he will represent the interests of all people who call Montgomery County home with integrity and compassion,” added Gino Renne, first vice-president of the Metro Council and president of the Montgomery County Government Employees Union (UFCW 1994/MCGEO). “Unions play a central role in reducing inequality, which is a top priority for me,” Elrich said. “I look forward to partnering with Metro Council affiliates as your next County Executive to further advance economic justice and racial equity, improve services, and ensure that we can meet the challenges we face as a county.” Click here for the Metro Council's complete announcement.
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