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Friday, June 03, 2011

AFSCME Endorses Rep. Ben Ray Luján for Re-Election in NM-03

6a00d834519ed469e201538e717928970b-800wi Yesterday, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) announced its support for Congressman Ben Ray Luján’s bid for re-election to Congress. New Mexico members on AFSCME’s political committee, PEOPLE, voted unanimously to recommend a national endorsement of the Congressman.

“Ben Ray has proven himself time and time again. He’s one of the hardest workers out there, and he always takes time to listen to us,” said Paul Linville, AFSCME’s PEOPLE Committee member elected to represent Northern New Mexico State Employees.

Nationally, AFSCME is the largest union in the AFL-CIO, and is one of the two largest unions in New Mexico, representing a broad range of workers including corrections officers, janitors, police officers, nurses, water utility workers, and dozens of other jobs that are crucial to the everyday running of our state and its cities.

Donna Hill, a PEOPLE Committee member from New Mexico State University, added, “Our federal delegation helps all parts of our state. Even though Congressman Luján isn’t from Las Cruces, his leadership in fighting for good health care and education for all New Mexicans is appreciated down here.”

Silver City’s Fred Marquez, also a PEOPLE Committee member, echoed the sentiment: “We’re lucky to have a Congressman up North who represents all of the working people of our state. Without Ben Ray, we wouldn’t be climbing out of the recession like we are.”

In response to the endorsement, Congressman Luján said, "I am honored to have the support of AFSCME and the hard-working men and women they represent, people who are the backbone of our communities across the state. New Mexico’s working families have been hit hard over the past few years, and I remain committed to fighting for good jobs and a sustainable economic recovery that will rebuild a strong middle class in New Mexico."

June 3, 2011 at 09:05 AM in Labor, NM-03 Congressional Race 2012, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) | Permalink

Comments

Even people who live in the southern part of the state have been impressed by Rep. Lujan's outstanding record regarding constituent services. How's about let's flip the tables: Santa Fe, Taos and Clovis, we'll give you Pearce and our next 3 first round draft picks in exchange for Congressman Lujan. Keep up the great work, Ben Ray!

Posted by: Steve Brockett | Jun 3, 2011 3:34:08 PM