From Gulf Coast AFL-CIO in Houston Mayor’s Race
Senator John Whitmire today expressed his gratitude for the endorsement of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Foundation, AFL-CIO in the Houston mayor’s race.
“I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO,” said Senator Whitmire. “I will always stand up for Houston’s working families and fight for fair wages, workplace protections and dignity at work. Labor will have a seat at the table in my administration. When working people win, we all win.
“I’m ready to get to work for Houston and there is no better ally than the women and men of labor.”
(See the news release from AFL-CIO below.)
Whitmire has represented Senate District 15 in the Texas Senate for the past 40 years, after serving ten years in the Texas House. He knows Houston is a great city, where its diverse population comes together to tackle tough issues. Whitmire wants to see the city reach its full potential by taking on the tough issues facing our city. Those issues include public safety, illegal dumping, homelessness, flooding and drainage, street repair and neighborhood traffic safety. He also wants to boost the morale of police and firefighters and let them know that Houston has their backs.