Endorsements

"I’ll be a governor who respects and listens to workers, while also fighting for policies that make it easier for them to get ahead. While Matt Bevin looks out for his special interest donors, I care about expanding access to affordable health care for our families and making sure workers have the training and skills they need to earn a good living. I'll make sure my labor cabinet secretary is a card-carrying union member, and I look forward to working side-by-side with workers and labor unions across the commonwealth." -- Andy Beshear

"As a public school educator in rural Kentucky, I know how vital unions are to protecting workers. Andy Beshear and I are committed to working with organized labor to enact policies that support working families by making health care more affordable and creating more good-paying jobs. Kentucky workers will always have a seat at the table in a Beshear/Coleman administration." -- Jacqueline Coleman

"Both of my grandfathers were UMWA coal miners who told me, at a young age, stories of how the union allowed them to earn a living wage, raise their families and educate their children in a way that they never would have before the union came to eastern Kentucky. I always remembered those lessons and one of the proudest parts of my career in public service for over thirty years is that I have maintained a 100 percent voting record for the men and women of organized labor." -- Greg Stumbo.

"I am so grateful to have the support of organized labor. As someone who comes from a union family, I know the value that comes with membership. I look forward to continuing my support of working families and the unions that represent them." -- Heather French Henry

"Organized labor has been a consistent, strong voice for working-class
families. It’s an honor to have their backing, and I will strive to live up
to their example in protecting Kentucky families." -- Sheri Donahue

"I’m the son of a 40-year union member who raised his family to understand that organized labor is what kept a solid roof over our head and food on our table. I’m proud to have worked to support union principles in my time in government like fighting to increase wages and protect pensions. This campaign is about keeping those promises and bringing accountability, transparency, and trust back to Frankfort." -- Michael Bowman