Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO Announces Local Endorsements

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The Metro Washington Council AFL-CIO - whose nearly 200 affiliated local unions represent over 150,000 area union members - today announced its endorsements in upcoming primary races in Montgomery, Prince George's,  St Mary's, Charles and Calvert Counties.

"These candidates have shown that they're committed to supporting working men and women in our community"said Metro Washington Council president Joslyn N. Williams, "so we're urging the full support of the entire labor community for their campaigns."

The Council's Committee on Political Education (COPE) circulated a questionnaire to all candidates on issues of concern to area working families, interviewed dozens of candidates and then made endorsement recommendations to the Metro Council's Executive Board and delegates, which reviewed, discussed and then approved the endorsements below.  

NOTE: endorsements in races not listed below will be considered at the May Metro Council meeting. Endorsement in state-level primaries in Maryland will be released shortly.

Montgomery County
County Council: District 1- Duchy Trachtenberg; District 3- Ryan Spiegel; District 5- Tom Hucker
Clerk of the Court- Alan Bowser
Montgomery Democratic Central Committee- Erin Yeagley

Prince George's County
County Executive- Rushern Baker
County Council: District 1- Mary Lehman; District 2- Doyle Niemann; District 3- Dannielle Glaros; District 4- Vince Canales; District 5- Andrea Harrison; District 7- Karen Toles; District 8- Obie Patterson; District 9- Mel Franklin
State's Attorney- Angela Alsobrooks
Clerk of the Court- No Position
Sheriff- Melvin High
Democratic Central Committee: At- Large- Cynthia Collins

Charles County
County Commissioners
President- No Position
District 1- Sam Graves; District 2- Debra Davis; District 3- No Position
Sheriff- Rex Coffey
Orphans' Court- Frank Lancaster 
Register of Wills- Lorraine Hennessy
Clerk of Court- Sharon "Sherri" Hancock
Democratic Central Committee- Greg Waller

Calvert County
County Commissioners
At-Large- Joyce Stinnett Baki; District 3- Kelly McConkey
Democratic Central Committee- Cliff Savoy

St. Mary's County
County Commissioners
President- Jack Russell
District 2- Bob Schaller; District 3- Joseph "Tony" St. Clair


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