RELEASE: Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) endorse Laura Kelly for Governor

Citing her steadfast support for working men and women and their families, SMART Transportation Division today announced their endorsement of Senator Laura Kelly for Governor.

“Following eight years of crisis for working families, Kansas needs a new governor who will fight for the priorities that impact our daily lives – like healthcare, job training, and good wages,” said Ty Dragoo, Director of SMART TD Kansas. “Senator Kelly has always stood on the side of working families – fighting to make sure every Kansan has the opportunity to succeed.”

SMART represents 6,000 members and their families in Kansas. Their members are made up of sheet metal workers and related trades, freight and passenger railway workers and more.

“I’m honored to have the support of SMART as we work to restore Kansas,” said Kelly. “It is time we come together to invest in the priorities we share and ensure our state’s economy works for everyone – not just a chosen few.”

SMART praised Kelly’s work in the Kansas Senate supporting workers’ rights to organize and bargain collectively, as well as improving workplace safety and security.

“We need a tough, dedicated leader in the governor’s office who will fight for working men and women – and with Laura Kelly that’s exactly what we’ll get,” said Dragoo. “She has a strong track record fighting for the issues that matter most to working families and will work with us to get our state back on track.”