TOPEKA – Today, the Kansas State Building and Construction Trades Council endorsed Governor Laura Kelly’s campaign for re-election. The Kansas Building and Trades Council represents thousands of Kansans across the state who keep our critical infrastructure up and running. Kansas Building Trades members rebuild and maintain our roads, bridges, and highways, construct new headquarters for companies that make their home in Kansas, and keep our economy running smoothly.
“Kansas’ economy has seen incredible growth these past few years with companies flocking to our great state. Under Governor Kelly’s leadership our members have more job opportunities and security,” President Russell J. Hardy said. “Governor Kelly has stood by working Kansans during her first term and we are proud to stand by her as she continues to support Kansas’ workforce.”
“I’m honored to have the continued support of the hard working Kansans in the Kansas Building and Trades Council. Together, we are growing our state’s economy and protecting Kansas’ future,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “By working together, we will continue to uplift Kansas workers and I’m proud to have the Kansas Building and Trades Council on the team while we make Kansas the best state in the nation to work and raise a family.”
Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum earning broad support from every corner of Kansas, including Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves, Republican Kansas Governor Mike Hayden, formerRepublican U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum, former Republican US Senator Sheila Frahm, Republican former U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, former Kansas Attorney General Republican Carla Stovall, 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, 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, and End Citizens United & Let America Vote, The Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council, the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation, the Ironworkers Local 10 Union, the Roofers Local 20 Union, over 50 Kansas ranchers and farmers, the Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters, over 125 current and former Kansas educators, Stand Up Blue Valley, Game on for Kansas Schools, Education First Shawnee Mission, American Federation of Teachers-Kansas, Kansas National Education Association, and United Teachers of Wichita, the Kansas Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441, MainPAC, Wichita City Council Member Brandon Johnson, over 200 Kansas parents, and KC BizPac.