Teamsters Local 190 Endorses Bullock for Governor


 

BILLINGS – Citing his record of standing up for workers and his plan to create jobs, Teamsters Local 190 announced their endorsement of Steve Bullock to be Montana’s next governor.

 

“Steve has a proven record of standing up and fighting for workers and middle-class Montanans and he’s made sure that regular folks have a voice in our government and political process.  He’s been a true champion for Montana workers,” Teamsters 190 Political Director Jim Larson said.  “Out of all of the candidates running for Governor, Steve is best suited to create new, good-paying jobs and move Montana forward.”

 

In 2006, Bullock led the successful effort to increase the minimum wage, raising wages a dollar an hour for twenty thousand of Montana’s lowest paid workers.

 

Jim Soumas, a Sysco driver from Billings, said that Bullock’s commitment to a better Montana earned his support.

 

“As a father of four kids, I know that Steve wants to make sure the next generation of Montanans can get an education and a good paying job and make the choice to raise a family here.  He shares my Montana values and vision for the future – that’s why I support him,” Soumas said.

 

Teamsters Local 190, an affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, serves 1,700 hardworking members in southeastern Montana and northern Wyoming.  Its members include UPS employees, city and county employees, law enforcement employees, school bus drivers, clerical, sugar workers, prosecuting attorneys, warehousemen, truck drivers, lumber distribution employees, sanitary employees, certified nurses’ aides, and construction workers.

 

Bullock was born and raised in Montana and is a graduate of Helena Public Schools.  He was elected as Montana’s 20th Attorney General in 2008.  As Attorney General Bullock has focused on arresting and prosecuting child sex predators, confronting the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse, protecting access to public lands, cracking down on scam artists and introducing monumental changes to the way we deal with repeat DUI offenders who cause carnage on our highways and cost taxpayers millions.

 

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CONTACT: Jim Larson, (406) 248-2658

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