The Greater Hartford/New Britain Building Trades Council has endorsed Dan Drew for mayor of Middletown and the entire slate of Democratic candidates for Common Council.
“As mayor, I will work every day to make life easier for the middle class,” Drew said. “I’m committed to getting people back to work by improving our infrastructure, which will in turn, reduce the tax burden.”
The Council is a coalition of unions representing Connecticut construction workers with many members who live in Middletown.
“Dan Drew and the Democratic Common Council candidates are friends of organized labor,” said Ed Reilly, president of the Building Trades Council and business manager of Ironworkers Local 15.
“They will continue their efforts going forward to ensure that organized labor issues are a priority.”
Dan Drew has also been endorsed by , former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz, the Working Families Party, the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, SEIU Locals 511 and 506, SEIU 32BJ, Operating Engineers 478, Carpenters Local 24, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777, the Central Connecticut Labor Council, and CWA Local 1298.
The Democratic Common Council slate includes: Todd G. Berch, a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777; Mary Bartolotta, a local businesswoman; Hope Kasper, a former Middletown municipal labor leader; and Tom Serra, a 30-year member of Carpenter Local 24 and a member for 33 years of both American Federation of Adminstrators Local 61 AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers.
It also includes Bob Santangelo, a member of SEIU District 1199; Gerald Daley, a state human resources administrator; Grady Faulkner, a forensic accountant; and Ron Klattenberg, a retired utility executive.