RELEASE: SEIU Endorses Laura Kelly and Lynn Rogers for Governor and Lt. Governor in Primary Election

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Missouri/Kansas State Council today announced their endorsement of Sens. Laura Kelly and Lynn Rogers for governor and lt. governor of Kansas in the 2018 primary election, calling them the right choice to fight for the working men and women of Kansas.

“Laura Kelly and Lynn Rogers have been consistent, leading voices on key issues for working men, women and families across Kansas,” said Nancy Cross, President of SEIU MO/KS State Council. “Throughout both of their legislative careers, they have fought for the needs of working Kansans and their families – things like good paying jobs, strong schools, a fair economy and access to affordable health care. They are what we need in the governor’s office right now.”

The SEIU in Missouri and Kansas is made up of more than 14,000 workers across the health care, public services and property services sectors.

“I am honored to have the support of the SEIU during my campaign for governor,” said Laura Kelly. “Lynn and I are ready to fight for working men and women and ensure that the Kansas economy is working for all of us again – not just a chosen few. We will expand medicaid, invest in our schools and infrastructure, and make Kansas a place where people once again want to live, work and raise a family.”

“Laura and I share a vision for our state in which every Kansan has the opportunity to succeed,” said Lynn Rogers. “The past eight years have hurt out working men and women across the state. It’s time we go in a new direction. We are thrilled to have the support of the SEIU as we work to rebuild Kansas and put it on the road to recovery.”

Laura Kelly has also been endorsed by numerous other unions, including Sheet Metal Air Rail and Transportation Workers, Carpenters’ Regional Council of St. Louis and Kansas City, The United Steelworkers, The Amalgamated Transit Union Local #1360, and The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Kansas.