Submitted by The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, the state’s largest union organization, has endorsed state Sen. Liz Lovelett, D-Anacortes, in her bid to retain the 40th District seat in this fall’s special election. Lovelett was appointed to the Senate in February following the resignation of Sen. Kevin Ranker. Prior to her appointment, she was twice elected to the Anacortes City Council. The mother of two elementary-age children, Lovelett is the youngest mom in the State Senate, a perspective that she says guides her priorities around affordable childcare, education investments, and environmental leadership.
“Senator Lovelett has been a champion for working families from the moment she arrived in Olympia,” said WSLC President Larry Brown. “She has already emerged as a leader on fixing our state’s regressive tax code, supporting public schools and colleges, and this year’s passage of the job-creating 100% clean energy bill. Washington’s labor movement is proud to support Liz Lovelett’s candidacy and we look forward to sharing her strong voting record with our members in Northwest Washington.”
A state federation of the AFL-CIO, the WSLC is widely considered to be the “voice of labor” in Washington state. It represents and provides services to more than 600 local unions and organizations with a total of approximately 550,000 rank-and-file members. For more information, visit www.wslc.org.