Congressional Candidate Ruben Gallego Gains Endorsement of Firefighters

Ruben Gallego
Ruben Gallego

Add the Professional Firefighters of Arizona to congressional candidate Ruben Gallego's long list of union endorsements.

Already, the former lawmaker boasts support from the Communication Workers Association Arizona State Council, Iron Workers Local 75, UFCW Local 99, Teamsters Local 104, International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers Local 640, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2384, Service Employees International Union of Arizona, Arizona Pipe Trades Local 469, AFL-CIO, and American Federation of Government Employees.

Gallego hopes to beat his opponents Randy Camacho, Mary Rose Wilcox, Jose Penalosa and the Reverend Jarrett Maupin to win the seat left vacant when Ed Pastor announced he would not seek re-election to the 7th Congressional District.

Among his political supporters are former Congressman Harry Mitchell, labor leader and activist Dolores Huerta, Congressman Raul Grijalva, and several state lawmakers.

Wilcox also has a notable stable of supporters, including Congressman Ed Pastor.

"I am confident that her 31 years of experience in public service has prepared Mary Rose to represent all Arizonans in Congress," Pastor says. "I strongly urge all my supporters to assist me and thousands of others in supporting Mary Rose Wilcox for Congress."

Former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford, Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, civil rights leader and Maricopa Community Colleges governing board member Alfredo Gutierrez, and former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley are among Wilcox supporters.

The former Maricopa County Supervisor also has the endorsement of a diverse slate of African-American religious leaders, a former governor, and a smattering of local school board members and city elected officials.

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