Conway picks up endorsement United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227

10/13/2014 04:15 PM

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway’s campaign announced Monday an endorsement by the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 227, the fourth labor group that has publicly backed his gubernatorial bid.

UFCW 227 has 23,000 members in Kentucky and southern Indiana, representing industries such as distilleries, groceries, manufacturing, trucking and health care, Conway’s campaign said in a news release.

“Sannie and I are honored to have the support of the UFCW,” Conway said in a statement. “We will continue our record of fighting for working Kentuckians and making our commonwealth better by expanding infrastructure and improving early childhood education.”

The group joins the Teamsters, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369 and Jefferson County Teachers Association in endorsing Conway’s campaign for governor. His slate with House Majority Caucus Chair Sannie Overly has also collected endorsements from former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and former state Auditor Crit Luallen.

“Attorney General Jack Conway and Rep. Sannie Overly are tireless advocates for working men and women across the commonwealth,” UFCW 227 President Marv Russow said in a statement. “Jack and Sannie will bring good jobs to Kentucky, and our members stand ready to support them in their efforts.”

Kevin Wheatley

Kevin Wheatley is a reporter for Pure Politics. He joined cn|2 in September 2014 after five years at The State Journal in Frankfort, where he covered Kentucky government and politics. You can reach him at kevin.wheatley@charter.com or 502-792-1135 and follow him on Twitter at @KWheatley_cn2.

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