Members of SEIU Florida are pleased to announce their endorsements for the upcoming municipal elections in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and West Palm Beach taking place on March 17th.
In Delray Beach, the New Florida Majority and SEIU Florida have jointly endorsed candidates they plan to support.
These endorsed candidates commit to fighting for the interests of working people and their families by championing issues such as living wages, climate change, access to affordable housing and healthcare, as well as protecting local democracy from Tallahassee preemption. They also stand with our 55,000 members in defending union rights and collective bargaining for all workers.
“Working families demand elected leadership that will stand up for our interests,” said Alphonso Mayfield, President of SEIU Florida Public Services Union. “Our members and community partners have decided to endorse the candidates they feel will best represent them in elected office, and we look forward to working alongside our next elected leaders in the region.”
“We’re excited to work side by side with our brothers and sisters from SEIU,” said Dwight Bullard, Political Director for New Florida Majority “Like SEIU we (New Florida Majority) recognize that every election is a new opportunity to uplift the voices of communities that have been too often ignored. We’re hopeful that this joint effort will help motivate local residents to not only vote, but to vote up and down the ballot.”
List of endorsements is as follows;
- Boca Raton
Scott Singer, Mayor
- Boynton Beach
Woodward Hay, City Commission, District 2
Ty Penserga, City Commission, District 4
- Delray Beach
Jennifer Jones, City Commision, Seat 2
Angela Burns, City Commision, Seat 4
- Palm Beach Gardens
Chelsea Reed, City Council, Group 3
- West Palm Beach
Kelly Shoaf, City Commission, District 1
Christina Lambert, City Commission, District 5