UFCW Local 400 Endorses Slate of Progressive Candidates in Montgomery County Races

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Dyana Forester, Political & Community Affairs Director, UFCW Local 400, 301-256-1856, dforester@local400.org<mailto:dforester@local400.org>

UFCW Local 400 Endorses Slate of Progressive Candidates in Montgomery County Races

LANDOVER, MD (MAY 15, 2015) – The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 has endorsed the following slate of progressive candidates for local office in Montgomery County:

Marc Elrich, County Executive
Brandy Brooks, County Council, At-Large
Will Jawando, County Council, At-Large
Chris Wilhelm, County Council, At-Large
Ben Shnider, County Council, District 3
Nancy Navarro, County Council, District 4
Tom Hucker, County Council, District 5

The union represents approximately 4,500 men and women who live in Montgomery County, as well as an additional 30,000 members working in the retail food, health care, retail department store, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Mark Federici, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400, issued the following statement regarding this round of endorsements:

“As the saying goes, all politics is local – and that couldn’t be more true than here in Montgomery County. From raising the minimum wage to providing paid sick leave at large employers, progressive policies in Montgomery County have set the standard for broader progress throughout the region.

“Every one of these candidates shares our commitment to finding bold solutions to the problems facing hard-working families today. Under their leadership, we know Montgomery County will continue to be the standard-bearer for policies that provide our hard-working members with the opportunity to earn a better life. We will do everything we can to carry them over the finish line.”


Ben Shnider