Thursday, April 15, 2010

AFSCME Endorses Colón

Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Brian Colón's campaign just got a boost by picking up the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, a very active union in Democratic politics.

AFSCME represents more than 12,000 city, county, state, and university employees along with home childcare professionals.
Last night, AFSCME's PAC, New Mexico’s PEOPLE voted 5-0 to endorse Colón for "his understanding of the struggles New Mexican’s are going through because he has been through hard times himself."

In a news release, Mary Gustin of AFSCME said, “Mr. Colón knows it is irresponsible for Santa Fe to balance the budget on the backs of New Mexico’s working families. The workers are the backbone of this state and we know Brian is the right person to be their voice.”

Besides the kind word, the endorsement surely means money for the campaign as well.

Colón was quoted in the release: “I’m honored to have the support of AFSCME. This election is about improving the lives of New Mexicans across our state by helping rebuild our economy and investing in our people."