Black Trade Unionists, Labor Union Women, APRI Institute Recommend Stinziano for Auditor
Aug. 31, 2018
Black Trade Unionists, Labor Union Women, APRI Institute Recommend Stinziano for Auditor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio –Three groups representing black trade and women’s labor union members have jointly recommended City Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano’s election as Franklin County Auditor.
The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) is a national organization that represents African-American Trade Unionists and has 150 chapters in 36 states. The Franklin County Chapter made the recommendation.
The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) is also a national organization that represents black workers in the trade union movement. It has 51 local chapters across North America, including one in Columbus.
The Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) was founded in 1974 and promotes the interests of women in the labor movement. It has 40 chapters across the United States and Canada, including one in central Ohio.
“I am honored to have the joint support of APRI, CBTU and CLUW. Their work promoting and protecting a diverse workplace is invaluable in making our community the best place to live and work,” Stinziano said. “As Auditor we will work together to build an office that protects all of our hard-earned tax payer dollars with modern infrastructure and innovative ideas.”
Stinziano has worked hard to find practical solutions that make Franklin County a great place to work and live. He has been recognized numerous times as Legislator of the Year, and in 2016 was named Citizen of the Year by Columbus Realtors.
He serves as Chair of Council’s Neighborhoods Committee, Technology Committee, and Public Utilities Committee and co-chairs Age-Friendly Columbus, the award-winning citywide initiative working to ensure that people of all ages and abilities can remain in their homes, live independently and maintain a high quality of life.
As County Auditor, he wants to build on his experiences by working in a bipartisan manner to bring the office into the 21stcentury with outstanding constituent services and fiscal prudence.
The joint recommendation of APRI, CBTU and CLUW is the latest of a rapidly expanding list of groups and community leaders that have endorsed Stinziano for Auditor, including: US Sen. Sherrod Brown, Teachers for Better Schools/Columbus Education Association, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET), Columbus Fire Fighters Union Local #67, Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 (SMART #24), the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association- AFSCME Local 11, AFSCME Local 8 & Retiree Chapter 1184, Franklin County Adelante Democrats, Stonewall Democrats of Central Ohio, and Franklin County Young Democrats.
Stinziano resides in the University Community with his wife, Caroline, their two children, Cooper and Riley, andtheir two rescue pugs, Wrigley and Fenway.
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