Quad City Federation of Labor Endorses Candidates for November 5th Election PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tom Moritz   
Monday, 04 November 2013 09:47

Davenport, Iowa – Quad City Federation of Labor has endorsed the following candidates for the November 5th, 2013, City Council Elections in Davenport, Blue Grass, and LeClaire.

Davenport: The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, has endorsed Rick Dunn (UA 25 member) for 1st Ward; Carlton Wills (IBEW 145 President) for Davenport City Council 3rd Ward; Robby Ortiz for 4th Ward; Shelia Burrage (CWA 7110 member) for 5th Ward; Mike Matson (Davenport Education Association) for 7th Ward; Jamie Woods for 8th Ward; and Kevin Perkins for the At-large race. Dunn and Matson are running unopposed.

LeClaire: The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, has endorsed Loren Long (USW 105 member) for at-large city council.

Blue Grass: The Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, has endorsed incumbent Mayor Brinson Kinzer (IBEW 145 member)

How you vote is a personal decision, but after careful consideration, the Quad City Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, has endorsed these candidates because we feel the best represent the interests of working people in Scott County.

Where more than 70% of voters turned out for the Presidential Election, sometimes as few as 10-20% turnout for City Elections. We feel strongly at Quad City Federation of Labor that people should exercise their right to vote in every election, and that it is at the local election where our vote and our voices can be stronger.

City officials determine when and where economic development occurs, and whether it will be awarded to companies that pay a fair wage to their workers. City officials also decide what sidewalk, sewer, and road repairs to prioritize, and what will be the working conditions for city workers. Therefore, it is incumbent upon Scott County residents to get involved so they may have a voice in those important local decisions. Your vote is your voice – please get out to vote on November 5th. For a list of polling locations, please visit the Scott County Auditor’s website.


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