West Palm Beach, FL — SEIU Florida Members have made additional endorsements this week, this time in the West Palm Beach elections occurring March 12. Earlier this week, members of SEIU Florida announced their endorsements for local races in Tampa, Boynton Beach, Miramar, Riviera Beach, and Coral Springs.
“Our members have decided to stand behind these candidates because we share a common vision for our working families,” said Alphonso Mayfield, President of Florida Public Services Union. “We are confident that we can work together to get the job done.”
The members of SEIU Florida have made the following endorsements in West Palm Beach:
- Keith James, Mayor
- Richard Ryles, City Commission District 3
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.
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.
Additional Endorsements can be found at seiufl.org/2019endorsements and below.
Elections on March 5
- Alan Clendenin, City Council District 1
- Guido Maniscalco, City Council District 6
- Luis Viera, City Council District 7
Elections on March 12
- Justin Katz, City Commission District 1
- Nancy Metayer, Mayor
- Wayne Messam, Mayor
- Alexandra Davis, City Commission Seat 4
- Thomas Masters, Mayor
- Lynne Hubbard, City Council District 1
- Terence Davis, City Council District 5
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.