“A Fighter for Working People; Has the Momentum & Experience to Ensure November Victory”
(Albuquerque NM) – Calling the Silver City Democrat a fighter for working people in New Mexico, the New Mexico Building Construction & Trades Council threw its unanimous support on Monday behind state senator Howie Morales in the race for Lieutenant Governor. The Council is backing Morales because of his strong record of accomplishment for workers and their families during 11 years in the legislature, and his energetic campaign that promises the strongest possible ticket to win the general election in November.
The alliance of 15 construction craft unions represents thousands of highly skilled and highly productive construction workers and their families across the state.
“Howie Morales has been fighting for better wages and benefits, safer workplaces and worksites, and is committed to a more prosperous and equitable future for the people of our state. He has stood up for the economic well-being of workers and their families; has been a champion for enforcement of our state prevailing wage laws, and for the right of men and women to organize in New Mexico. We are proud endorse him, and proud to rally behind Howie to see that we have the strongest possible team running for Governor and Lt. Governor to win in November. We look forward to seeing the implementation of his vision for a New Day in our state,” said Brian Condit, President of the New Mexico Building Trades.
Morales said he was honored to earn the New Mexico Building Trades unions’ endorsement.
“In the future, I want a New Mexico economy where we finally begin to create good jobs that support families owning a home if they want to, sending their children to college, saving enough for retirement, and taking a vacation every year. Partnering with the well trained and capable men and women of the Building Trades unions to reach this goal is exciting for me. I am deeply honored to have their support in this contest. This announcement today gives us huge added momentum,” said Morales.
Howie Morales has also received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers of New Mexico earlier last month.