Tampa, FL — Members of SEIU Florida have announced their endorsements for the elections on April 23rd in the Tampa run-off races.
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.
“Working families deserve elected leadership that will fight for their most vital concerns through government,” said Monica Russo, President of SEIU Florida. “SEIU members came together in Tampa to endorse the candidates they feel will best represent them through office. We look forward to working alongside our next elected leaders in City.”
The members of SEIU Florida have made the following endorsements for the run-off election on April 23:
- Jane Castor, Mayor
- Walter Smith, City Commission District 1
- John Dingfelder, City Commission District 3
- Orlando Gudes, City Commission District 5
For additional information, please visit seiufl.org/2019endorsements.
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.