Montgomery County, MD – Today Maryland congressional candidate (MD-6) and State Senator Roger Manno announced the official endorsement of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 24 (Frederick County) and Local 307 (Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties). In additional to Manno’s earlier endorsement of IBEW Local 26, today’s endorsement solidifies the support of all IBEW local unions throughout the 6th Congressional District and State of Maryland.
Local 24 Business Manager Peter Demchuk stated “As our Congressman, Roger Manno will look out for the working Men and Women of Maryland,” and continued “His integrity and work ethic are second to none.”
Speaking from Cumberland for Local 307, Business Manager Rodney Rice stated “The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 307 represents electrical workers and their families in Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties in Maryland. Local 307 is pleased to say that we endorse Roger Manno for Congress. Manno has been a strong supporter of labor and of the working people of Maryland. His politics keep a focal point on what the labor union seeks to maintain; family values, well paying and safe jobs…”
Several months ago, Manno was also endorsed by IBEW Local 26, in which Business Manager George Hogan stated “Roger Manno’s politics demonstrate an allegiance to strong working-class values and a world view of the economy that values the contributions of Maryland’s premiere workforce.”
Speaking from Montgomery County, Manno stated “My Dad was a carpenter, had a 4th grade education, but died prematurely at the age of 50 because he lacked decent benefits and health insurance. That should never happen in America, but it does every day. I’ve spent my life trying to right that economic wrong. That’s why I’m honored to stand with IBEW and hard working Americans who are at the forefront of that economic struggle. At a time when infrastructure is so critical to economic and workforce development, Marylanders know that opportunity begins with good jobs, benefits, and the dignity of work that empowers people to excel, and propels families and communities forward. That’s what the labor movement is all about. It’s what America is all about, and it’s why I fight so hard.”