Posted: May 8, 2012 at 7:27 AM [May 8, 2012]
(ADRIAN) – Former State Senator and Mayor of Adrian Jim Berryman announced today that he has received endorsements from the business, labor, education and healthcare community in his campaign for the House of Representatives. Berryman is running in the 57th District which encompasses most of Lenawee County.
“Jim Berryman knows the struggles that the working men and women of this state are facing and he has the leadership and experience to make a positive difference,” said Norwood Jewell, Director of United Auto Workers Region 1-C. “As we continue to fight against the erosion of our rights against the powerful special interests in Lansing, Jim will be a strong voice for all of Lenawee County residents.”
“I am humbled and honored to receive the support from these organizations that represent the voices of labor, business, educators and nurses of Lenawee County,” said Berryman. “As Mayor and State Senator, I successfully brought business and labor together to create jobs and economic opportunity for Lenawee County. This continued broad-based support shows I can continue that work in the House.”
The full list of organizations that have recently endorsed Jim Berryman include: United Auto Workers Region 1-C , Michigan Education Association, Hillsdale-Lenawee County Education Association, Michigan Building Construction Trades Council, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Michigan Nurses Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 8, United Association Local 333 Plumbers and Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local #33, and the support of DTE Energy.
“The hard working men and women of Lenawee County deserve to have their voice heard in Lansing,” said Berryman. “We can attract and retain jobs while investing in public education and a skilled workforce. And, despite what some in Lansing may think, we can create a business-friendly environment while preserving seniors’ pensions and the retirement and health benefits of the working families in Michigan.”
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