Monday, December 12, 2011
Corrected: AFSCME Local 3022 Endorses Marty Chavez
Correction: DFNM was notified from the AFSCME union that the entire voting body of the union voted earlier this year and endorsed Eric Griego candidate for CD1. You can see that previous DFNM post here. The AFSCME union explained that they recently changed there endorsment bylaws in effort of stopping these fractured smaller union bodies going off and endorsing their own candidate. When the full Union body endorses it endorses for all the Locals.
The following release is from the Marty Chavez campaign for CD1.
Municipal Employees Join Growing Coalition of New Mexican Working Families
Last week, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3022 endorsed former Albuquerque Mayor Marty Chavez in his race for the House of Representatives in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.
“We’ve worked closely with Marty for years and know that he is the only candidate in this race that can get the results our members and their families need,” said Andrew Padilla, speaking on behalf of the Local. “While we respect our brothers and sisters from around the state, Marty has proven that he can tackle tough issues and find serious solutions to the problems our nation faces. During difficult times like these, we need representatives in Washington who can actually get things done, and that’s why we’re throwing our support behind Marty.”
“It’s truly an honor to earn 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 their support because of the close working relationship we maintained during my years as Mayor that led to more people working in Albuquerque. That’s real progress that middle class families can count on.”
Lee Whistle, Vice President of Local 3022 added, “Basically, our decision to support Marty comes down to two vital reasons. First, we know Marty from years of working together and he fights and delivers for working people and respects the job we do. Second, he’s the only candidate in this race who we believe can actually win – and we have to keep this seat blue.”
As a New Mexico State Senator, Marty Chavez maintained a 100% AFL-CIO COPE rating.