Closing in on the August Primary election, State Senator Virg Bernero locks in an endorsement from the Teamsters Local 580. It's the latest in his long list of high profile supporters for the Lansing Mayoral race.
In 2003, the Teamsters Local 580 backed then candidate now Mayor Tony Benavides. Principal Officer of the Teamster Local 580, George Warner, says the group is not satisfied with the direction the city is moving in. The Teamsters Local 580 represents roughly 340 city employees.
Benavides says he understands there are some issues and concerns but he feels he's done the job he was elected to do. Bernero says the Teamsters' support and ultimately backing by city employees means a lot.
Meantime, Benavides and the other two Mayoral candidates, Lynne Martinez and Dale Abronowitz, do not have any major endorsements.