OCSEA AFSCME Local 11, representing more than 34,000 public employees, has endorsed Rep. Michael Stinziano’s election to the Columbus City Council.
“I’m honored to receive the support of OCSEA AFSCME Local 11 and thank these hardworking public servants for their support,” said Stinziano. “On Council, creating more and better jobs to grow our economy and restore economic prosperity will be my top priority. I’m dedicated to creating jobs, fund essential services to promote neighborhood safety, support our schools, and provide our community with effective and responsive constituent service.”
“Working together with local unions to improve the quality of workers’ lives and to strengthen the economy in Central Ohio is key to our economic recovery. Job growth is essential to the economic strength and business climate in Columbus. It’s not only how we retain and attract business, but also how we can ensure that more people have access and opportunities to gainful and fair employment.”
At the Statehouse, Rep. Stinziano, a Columbus Democrat, is a proven leader in creating jobs that grow Ohio’s economy. He has championed legislation that fosters small business growth to create, retain, and sustain good paying jobs in Central Ohio.
OCSEA AFSCME’s endorsement is the 13th endorsement that Rep. Stinziano has received this year from a growing group of community organizations, elected officials, and business and labor leaders that support his candidacy for Council, including the Fraternal Order of Police; Columbus Professional Firefighters, Local 67; Teachers For Better Schools; the Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO; Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio; Young Elected Progressives; the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 6; Sheet Metal Workers Local 24; Sprinkler Fitters Local 669; Teamsters Local 284; Franklin County Young Democrats; and the Franklin County Democratic Party.
In addition to Rep. Stinziano, Local 11 also endorsed the election of Council Members Jaiza Page, Zach Klein, Shannon Hardin, and Council candidate Elizabeth Brown in the November election.