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SEIU Local 205 Endorses 6 At-Large and 22 District Candidates in Metro Nashville General Election

July 17, 2023

SEIU Local 205 Endorses 6 At-Large and 22 District Candidates in Metro Nashville General Election

Nashville, TN – On Tuesday, July 11 The SEIU Local 205 COPE Committee announced our slate of council endorsements for the August 3rd Metro General Election. We proudly endorse the following candidates:

Council At-Large:

Council Districts:

Members of the Committee on Political Education (COPE) participated in a vetting process to identify pro-worker candidates who know our priorities and will deliver on policy decisions to improve our lives and communities. SEIU members have won some of the largest pay increases in Metro’s history, among other victories, in recent years because of progressive candidates being elected in past cycles.

“Our endorsed candidates will fight for working class people in Nashville because they know the city relies on us,” said Lisa Bubert, Children’s Librarian at the Madison Library and Union Steward. “We’ve seen some of these incumbent council members stand up and fight for us already for things like living wages or to protect us from bad deals that make the rich richer and leave us with the negative impacts that will last a generation. Other candidates we know from their community work and now they are ready to fight for us in the council chamber. We’re going to work to get these folks elected because they will keep our needs front and center.”

Additionally, members of the SEIU Tennessee State Council made the following endorsements for the August 3rd Special General Elections:

The SEIU Local 205 represents more than 3,300 members. In Nashville our public sector workers are in Metro General Government departments, the Metro Hospital Authority, the Metro Action Commission, Nashville Electric Service, the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, and support staff in the Metro Nashville Public School system. Our private-sector shops include Meharry Medical College and Lincoln College of Technology.