TOPEKA – Today, the Kansas State AFL-CIO endorsed Governor Kelly for re-election. The Kansas State AFL-CIO represents over 85,000 workers throughout Kansas. Kansas State AFL-CIO members are vital to the economy, they work every day to keep our state up and running. Governor Kelly’s commitment to fighting for working families across Kansas and bringing quality jobs to the state has bolstered Kansas’ workforce and benefited AFL-CIO members.
“The successes that Governor Kelly accomplished these past few years is nothing short of incredible. Businesses are flocking to Kansas, unemployment has hit an all-time low, and there are more job opportunities than ever before,” President Tony Spicer said. “Kansas’ economy is growing faster than ever and, thanks to Governor Kelly leadership, labor is not being left behind. We’re proud to endorse Governor Kelly for re-election and look forward to seeing where she takes Kansas in her second term.”
“Throughout my first term, I made it a priority to support Kansas’ working families and ensure they have the access and resources they need to build a life in Kansas. I am honored to have the support of the Kansas State AFL-CIO,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “These successes would not be possible without the efforts of our dedicated workforce. I look forward to working with the Kansas State AFL-CIO in my second term to continue delivering for Kansas’ working families.”
Governor Kelly spoke last week at the Kansas State AFL-CIO to discuss her plans to continue to grow Kansas’ economy and support Kansas’ growing workforce.
Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum earning broad support from every corner of Kansas, including former RNC Committeewoman Alicia Salisbury, former Republican Attorney General Robert Stephan, former Republican Representative Jan Kessinger, former Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, over 60 other Kansas Republicans, over 125 current and former Kansas educators, the Kansas Carpenters Union, Equality Kansas , the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union of Kansas, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union of Kansas, over 60 Kansas small business owners, the Kansas Service Employees International Union, and the Kansas City Pipe Fitters Local 533 Union.