Kerith Strano Taylor, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, has gained the endorsement from the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.
Strano Taylor, of Brookville, Jefferson County, will face U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Centre County, in the Nov. 4 election. The sprawling 5th Congressional District includes most of eastern and central Erie County.
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is the largest labor organization in the state, representing more than 800,000 unionized workers.
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said in a statement: ”We highly recommend Kerith Strano Taylor for Pennsylvania’s working families. We are confident that she will support us as we fight to grow and protect jobs and support policies that will improve opportunities and the quality of life of working families. She is committed to keeping workers on a level playing field and moving Pennsylvania forward.”
Strano Taylor said, “I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Pa. AFL-CIO. They fight for the working people of Pennsylvania every day. We need to stand up for the people on Main Street and push back against the corporations on Wall Street. I will do that in Washington and I look forward to working with the AFL-CIO through November and while in Congress.”
– John Guerriero