Sunday, October 19, 2008

Endorsed County Candidates

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Local 965, representing faculty and staff employees at the University of Arkansas since 1962 is pleased to endorse the following outstanding slate of candidates for Washington County offices in the General Election on November 4, 2008.

Washington County Judge: Marilyn Edwards

Justice of the Peace, District 5: Candy Clark

Justice of the Peace, District 6: Barbara Fitzpatrick

After reviewing the records of candidates and the responses to our candidate questionnaires, we are confident that these outstanding candidates share our commitment to protecting the rights of public employees, supporting a living wage for working families, expanding public transportation, promoting affordable housing for low and middle-income families, and seeking to make our system of taxation more equitable.

Political action is the lifeblood of our Union: it is the way we elect our bosses, affect public policy, and hold elected officials accountable. We recommend that our members actively campaign and vote for the endorsed slate.

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