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South Central Michigan Labor Council Endorses Candidates for Battle Creek, Kalamazoo City Commission Elections

Labor Council backs Faris, Helmboldt, Flores, Gray in Battle Creek; Cooney in Kalamazoo

BATTLE CREEK – Today the South Central Michigan Labor Council announced its endorsements for the upcoming city commission elections in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. In the election for Battle Creek City Commission, the Labor Council has endorsed Kaytee Faris and Andy Helmboldt for the at-large seats, Lynn Ward Gray in Ward 2, and Kate Flores in Ward 3. For the Kalamazoo City Commission, the Labor Council has endorsed Don Cooney.

“To build vibrant communities, we need local elected officials who will get up and fight for working people each and every day,” said Jonathan Byrd, President of the South Central Michigan Labor Council. “All of these candidates have the right set of skills, values, and experience to make cities like Kalamazoo and Battle Creek even stronger. Our affiliates are ready to knock on doors, make phone calls, and get people to the polls on November 3.”

Candidates seeking endorsement for City Commission races were invited to complete a survey, and conduct an in-person interview with the Labor Council.

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The South Central Michigan Labor Council is a coalition of local labor unions, representing thousands of union members in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph counties

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