Wednesday, October 19, 2011
IBEW Local 611 Endorses Marty Chavez for Congress in NM-1
Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 611 endorsed former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez in his race for the House of Representatives in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.
“Marty has been a champion for working families throughout his career and a stalwart friend of the IBEW. During his time as Mayor, our members were working because of Marty’s policies that delivered good paying jobs to our city,” said Business Manager Chris Frentzel. “Marty has proven he can get results and I know he will continue to make progress for our families in Congress.”
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this endorsement because I am committed to building a strong grassroots coalition of working families in this campaign,” said Chavez. “I’m especially proud to have the support of IBEW Local 611 because they know what’s at stake and will work hard to help bring opportunities to our community.
Jeep Gilliland, former President of the New Mexico AFL-CIO, added, “This is great example of the momentum Marty’s campaign is gaining. As a State Senator, Marty maintained a 100% AFL-CIO COPE rating and carried legislation vital to New Mexico’s labor community. Marty has proven that he can get the job done and right now, New Mexico’s working families need leadership that gets results.”
The Chavez campaign for Congress pointed out that it has received strong personal backing from Democratic, progressive and environmental leaders from New Mexico and around the country including Ambassador Joe Wilson, Ambassador Ed Romero, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Carbon War Room CEO Jigar Shah, President of the Earth Day Network Kathleen Rogers and President & CEO of the Center for Climate Strategies Thomas Peterson.