UFCW Local 400 Endorses Marc Elrich for County Executive


Monday, May 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UFCW Local 400 Endorses Marc Elrich for County Executive

SILVER SPRING, Md._ On May 14, Local 400 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 400) announced their endorsement of Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive. Local 400 represents employees in a variety of industries, including food and health care, and is the second UFCW chapter to endorse Elrich, who was endorsed by Local 1994 (also known as the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization, or MCGEO) on April 4.

The endorsement is Elrich’s second of the day and 22nd overall; his support spans organized labor, progressive advocacy organizations, neighborhood groups, and organizations that advocate for environmental justice, women’s issues, and immigrant rights.

"Marc Elrich is the clear choice for our members in Montgomery County,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “As a council member, Mr. Elrich has consistently stood with hard-working families time and time again, including championing legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. His tireless efforts have helped to provide countless working men and women with the opportunity to earn a better life. We look forward to passing many more progressive policy milestones under his leadership as County Executive."

“I’ve been proud to stand with UFCW members for years, including when I supported their efforts to negotiate with grocery stores in the 1990s,” Elrich said. “The work they do is critical and they’ve been strong allies in the broader push for a better Montgomery County. I am honored to have their support.”

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Marc Elrich has been an at-large Montgomery County Councilmember since 2006. He chairs the Public Safety Committee, serves on the Education Committee, and is the County Council’s representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board. Prior to his election to the County Council, he served on the Takoma Park City Council for 19 years and taught at Rolling Terrace Elementary School for 17 years. For more information, see www.marcelrich.org.

Media Contact:

Ben Spielberg, Campaign Manager

Ben@marcelrich.org

609-828-3783

Authorized by: Marc Elrich for County Executive; Dale Tibbitts, Treasurer; 9511 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901

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