The United Mine Workers of America Local 717 announced its endorsement of candidates running for the Herkimer County Legislature on Sept. 9, outside of the Remington Arms Museum.
In a news release, it states “UMWA Local 717 takes pride in selecting candidates who will work with the union to help maintain and grow good paying jobs here in the Mohawk Valley. We also believe that the candidates that we have chosen will continue to help us with issues like micro-stamping and the S.A.F.E. Act.”
The candidates being endorsed are: Marty Luppino, District 1; Thomas Powers, District 2; Robert Schrader, District 3; Bob Wellington, District 4; Raymond Johnson, District 5; John Stephens, District 6; Peter Manno, District 9; Vincent Bono, District 11; Frederick Shaw, District 16; and Bruce Weakley, District 17.