SEIU FL State Council Endorses Saunders in House District 49 Race
Today, Joe Saunders, Democratic candidate in the race for Florida House District 49, secured the endorsement of the Florida State Council of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Saunders picked up too, the endorsement of the Orange County Professional Firefighters.
“I am both proud and humbled to be supported by the hardworking men and women of these two amazing organizations,” said Saunders reacting to the endorsements. “When I get to Tallahassee, I will make it my mission to represent their working class values which promote fairness and opportunity.”
The Police Benevolent Association and United Transportation Union, among other, have also endorsed Saunders.
Saunders, who is a field coordinator for Equality Florida, will face well-known and popular civil rights attorney, Shayan Elahi, in an upcoming Democratic primary election on August 14th.
The Central Florida Labor Council, which represents 182 local unions and councils and over 45,000 working men and women, retirees and their families, has decided not to endorse either Saunders or Elahi.