The mayor of Lansing just got a big backing when it comes to his plans for reelection.
UAW Region 1-C and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) jointly announced their support for Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and other candidates in the Lansing Mayoral race on the August 6 primary election ballot.
The organizations also endorsed the following candidates for the Lansing City Council elections:
Kathie Dunbar, City Council, At-Large Councilmember
Judi Brown Clarke, City Council, At-Large Councilmember Candidate
Tina Houghton, Second Ward, Councilmember
Jessica Yorko, Fourth Ward, Councilmember
"This is a special occasion that labor and business can come together to support candidates who want what is right for the City of Lansing" said Norwood H. Jewell, Director, UAW Region 1-C . "The UAW is proud of our long, rich history with the City of Lansing and we look forward to working together for more jobs and economic investment."
"Today's joint announcement by the UAW and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce reflects the level of collaboration that is badly needed if the City of Lansing is to overcome its challenges and reach greatness," said LRCC President & CEO, Tim Daman. "We believe this group of candidates has the potential to foster an exciting new era where the Mayor and City Council are working cooperatively to move the city forward."