TOPEKA – Today, the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation endorsed Governor Kelly for re-election. Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation represents over 30,000 workers including teachers, firefighters, aerospace professionals, operating engineers, electricians, state employees, janitors, train operators, and construction workers. Governor Kelly is committed to uplifting Kansas’ working families and has been an active partner to the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation including on pay raises for state employees, fighting to protect first responders and their families, and standing by Kansas teachers to fully fund education four years in a row.
“Governor Kelly has proven that she stands by Kansas’ workforce and working families,” President Judy Pierce said. “Throughout her first term, she made sure that labor had a seat at the table and that we were a part of the historic growth that she is ushering into Kansas. Governor Kelly has put Kansas back on track, and we’re proud to stand by her as she continues to lead Kansas on the path to success.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation and their members,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Our economy is growing like never before and Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation members are an integral part of that success. These are the firefighters that keep our communities safe, the train operators that keep our state running, the electricians that help us keep the lights on and everything in between. Every single Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation member is vital to putting Kansas back on track. As we continue to grow and make Kansas the best state in the nation to live and do business, I’m pleased to have them by my side.”
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 160 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, the Kansas City Pipe Fitters Local 533 Union, the Kansas AFL-CIO, Kansas Laborers’ Local 1290, End Citizens United & Let America Vote, and Ironworkers Local 10.