See who was endorsed in the last local election: https://web.archive.org/web/20190710062621/http:/www.bntrades.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=736543
Hint: Jenn Carrillo, Jeff Crabill, Kathleen Lorenz, RC McBride, . . . .
By: Diane Benjamin
The picks below were made by Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor. Some of their picks make ALL of their candidates suspect:
To that end we ask our members and the general public cast a ballot for the following candidates, donate to their campaigns, & volunteer to help Get Out The Vote leading up to the April 6th election:
Bloomington Mayor: Jaclyn “Jackie” Gunderson
Normal Mayor: Chris Koos
Bloomington Ward 1: Jamie Mathy (unopposed)
Bloomington Ward 3: Willie Holton Halbert
Bloomington Ward 5: Patrick Lawler
Bloomington Ward 7: Mary “Mollie” Ward Also Feb 23 Ward 7 primary
Bloomington Ward 9: Tom Crumpler
Normal Town Council (in no particular order): Kevin McCarthy, Brad McMillan, and Chemberly Cummings
Normal Township Supervisor: Sarah Grammer
Normal Township Clerk: Pat Turner
Normal Township Trustees: Arlene Hosea, Dayna Schickedanz, Sally Pyne, Mary Wurhmann
Heartland Board of Trustees: Catrina Parker & Joshua Crockett
Furthermore, in our endorsements for local school boards, we’d like to thank the IL Education Association for their input regarding the following School Board candidates we endorse:
District 87: Brigette Beasley Gibson, Chuck Irwin, & Elizabeth Fox Anvick
Unit 5: Kentrica Coleman, Stan Gozur, & Ericka Ralston
Bloomington-Normal Trades and Labor Assembly is committed to advocating on the issues of most importance to our nearly 4,000 AFL-CIO members in our region which includes economic and civic justice, & political priorities that reflect the Common Good.
See the documentation here: http://www.bntrades.org/?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=844046
Gunderson, Halbert and Lawler admit to being socialists. Some of the others might too. Consider this list as the “Who’s Who” of people not to vote for. Trades and Labor want government to provide jobs with more taxpayer fleece building projects.
Nothing better than buying people to give you work, the private sector isn’t keeping them busy enough and won’t until government quits taking more and more from the people not living off government.
Funny how they endorsed Koos, but not the guy who helped him get elected last time: Straza.