ANDOVER, MA – The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 today endorsed Dan Koh in the race for the 3rd Congressional District. District Council 35 represents approximately 4,000 members and is the ninth union endorsement that Koh has received, more than any other candidate. Koh has also been endorsed by Pipefitters Local 537, Laborers Local 175, IBEW Local 96, Laborers Local 609, IUEC Local 4, IUOE Local 4, Laborers Local 88, and Wreckers Local 1421.
“We are proud to endorse Dan,” said Business Manager of District Council 35 Jeff Sullivan. “Dan understands the challenges facing working families throughout the 3rd District, and our members know that he is committed to generating job growth and raising wages.”
“I am honored to have District Council 35’s support,” stated Koh. “Instead of passing tax giveaways that further rig the system in favor of big corporations, we need to be investing in working families. As Congressman, I will work to pass a $15 minimum wage, strengthen prevailing wage laws, and protect collective bargaining rights.”
About Dan Koh
A native of Andover of Korean-Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan is dedicated to preserving the American Dream that made his own story possible. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he managed 18,000 employees and a $3 billion budget during one of the most prosperous four-year stretches in Boston’s history. In Congress, Dan will stand up to President Trump and promote universal healthcare and a forward-looking jobs program so that everyone can get ahead.