Machinists Council backs Jayapal for Congress

SEATTLE – The Washington Machinists Council, which represents union workers in the aerospace, manufacturing and forest products industries, today announced it is endorsing Pramila Jayapal in the Seventh Congressional District race.

3_pramila-jayapalPrior to the primary election, the Machinists Council had made a split endorsement of both Jayapal and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw.

The Council is putting its full support behind Jayapal in the November general election, said Machinists Council President Dan Morgan.

“We are big fans of Brady Walkinshaw,” said Morgan. “He has proven himself to be a young progressive leader and we believe he has a bright future.

“But we’re even bigger fans of Pramila Jayapal,” Morgan continued. “We believe her values are shared by the vast majority of voters in the Seventh District, and we are confident she will be a passionate and effective representative for our community and a leader of the progressive movement in Congress.”

The Washington Machinists Council represents more than 45,000 Machinists Union members statewide, working in aerospace, shipbuilding and ship repair, auto and truck repair, forest products and related industries.

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