FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, September 25, 2020
Victoria Leonard: [email protected], 703-776-0064
DC Council Candidates Brooke Pinto and Janeese Lewis George Secure Endorsements from
LiUNA in Advance of November 3rd General Election
Washington, DC – The Baltimore-Washington Laborers’ District Council, LiUNA announced its endorsement today of Brooke Pinto for DC Ward 2 Councilmember and Janeese Lewis George for Ward 4 Councilmember.
Ms. Pinto and Ms. Lewis George each won their Democratic primary elections, demonstrating that the residents of the District of Columbia are hungry for progressive change on the DC Council. Ms. Pinto also won the Ward 2 Special Election, and was sworn into office on June 27th.
“We are excited to support Brooke Pinto and Janeese Lewis George in the general election,” said Julio Palomo, Business Manager for the Baltimore-Washington Laborers’ District Council. “Councilmember Pinto and Ms. Lewis George represent the future of the District of Columbia. Both understand that expanding unionization is one of the greatest tools available to address income inequality, and we are confident they will push for policies and laws that help working people.”
Councilmember Pinto is the youngest councilmember ever elected in the District of Columbia. She previously served in the Office of the Attorney General as a tax attorney and then as Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs. Janeese Lewis George is a native Washingtonian and life-long Ward 4 resident. She also previously served in the Office of the Attorney General where she was an Assistant Attorney General in the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division.
“As we continue to deal daily with the Covid-19 pandemic, the District of Columbia needs dedicated and thoughtful elected officials like Councilmember Pinto and Ms. Lewis George who are not afraid to challenge the status quo,” said Palomo.
The BWLDC is committed to identifying, endorsing, and supporting candidates for elected office whose values and priorities are consistent with those of its members. Today’s endorsement of Ward 2 Councilmember Brooke Pinto for re-election and Janeese Lewis George as Ward 4 Councilmember is part of that effort.
The Baltimore-Washington Laborers’ District Council, an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), represents more than 7,500 LIUNA members who live and work in the Baltimore-Washington region.