WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—32BJ members in the Hudson Valley today announced their endorsement of George Latimer for Westchester County Executive.
Latimer currently serves as State Senator for New York’s 37th District, which includes the towns of White Plains, Rye and Yonkers.
“Whether in the State Senate, the Assembly, the Westchester County Board of Legislators, or the Rye City Council, George Latimer has steadfastly supported working men and women throughout three decades of public service,” said John Santos, Vice-President of 32BJ. “He has always been able to work across the aisle while vigorously supporting the interests of working men and women fighting for good jobs that enable them to take care of their families. We are proud to support George Latimer so that we can bring forward-looking, inclusive policies to the County Executive office in Westchester.”
32BJ’s membership includes over 4,000 office cleaners, doormen and other property service workers in the Hudson Valley.
“My father spent his work life as a maintenance man,” Latimer said. “Local 32BJ is there to fight for all the working men and women who are trying to support their families and give their children a better life, just like my Dad. I stand by them, and I am deeply honored they are standing by me.”
The Westchester County Democratic Party, the New York Working Families Party and the Westchester Independence Party have also endorsed Latimer.
With more than 165,000 members in 11 states and Washington DC, including over 4,000 in the Hudson Valley, 32BJ is the largest building service workers union in the country