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SEIU Florida Members Endorse in March Elections Across Florida

The Labor Union Represents Over 55,000 Active and Retired Workers in the State.

Miramar, FL — Though there are still 623 days until the 2020 elections, Floridians are ready to vote in local elections happening next month. The members of SEIU Florida announced their endorsements for local races in Tampa, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Riviera Beach, and Coral Springs.

The endorsed candidates have proven themselves and commit to being champions of working people and their families. This includes supporting establishment or increase of living wages, defending and supporting collective bargaining and union rights, focusing on building community wealth for poor and working people, housing affordability, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and fighting attempts to preempt local governments.

“Across the country, working people are standing united for change on the job and in their communities,” said Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida. “From Tampa to Miramar, SEIU members came together to endorse candidates that they feel will best represent them in office. These candidates have proven themselves to their communities and pledged to serve people over politics. We look forward to working with these vibrant candidates who we know will continue to transform grassroots organizing.”

Members of SEIU held discussions and public forums with candidates across the state to help inform the final decisions in their endorsements. With so much on the line, SEIU Florida members are focused on supporting candidates who will fight for the diverse communities where our members live and work.

The members of SEIU Florida have made the following endorsements:

Elections on March 5

Tampa

  • Alan Clendenin, City Council District 1
  • Guido Maniscalco, City Council District 6
  • Luis Viera, City Council District 7

Elections on March 12

Boynton Beach

  • Justin Katz, City Commission District 1

Coral Springs

  • Nancy Metayer, Mayor

Miramar

  • Wayne Messam, Mayor
  • Alexandra Davis, City Commission Seat 4

Riviera Beach

  • Thomas Masters, Mayor
  • Lynne Hubbard, City Council District 1
  • Terence Davis, City Council District 5

For additional information, please visit seiufl.org/2019endorsements.

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SEIU Florida represents over 55,000 active and retired healthcare professionals, public employees, and property service workers in the state of Florida. SEIU members provide vital public services in Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, public schools, community colleges, municipal and county governments, malls, and universities. With over 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in North America.