Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO

The Greater New Orleans AFL-CIO has endorsed the following candidates for the    OCTOBER 14, 2017 PRIMARY Election for Local Elections, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. James, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes: 

 STATEWIDE:

TREASURER                                                                    DERRICK EDWARDS

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONER                              DAMON J BALDONE

ORLEANS PARISH:

4TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL, DIS 1, DIV B         TIFFANY GAUTIER CHASE

            (DUAL ENDORSEMENT)                                     TRACEY FLEMINGS DAVILLIER

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, DIVISION J                            OMAR MASON (FAVORABLE)

                                                                                            EDWARD MORRIS (FAVORABLE)

                                                                                            D. NICOLE SHEPPARD (FAVORABLE)

 ASSESSOR                                                                        ERROLL WILLIAMS

MAYOR                                                                             DESIREE CHARBONNET

COUNCILMEMBER-AT-LARGE DIVISION 1                JOSEPH BOUIE

            (DUAL ENDORSEMENT)                                    HELENA MORENO

COUNCILMEMBER-AT-LARGE DIVISION 2                JASON WILLIAMS

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT A                                   JOSEPH GIARRUSSO III

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT B                                   JAY BANKS

            (DUAL ENDORSEMENT)                                  TIMOTHY DAVID RAY

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT C                                   NADINE RAMSEY

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT D                                   JARED BROSSETT

COUNCILMEMBER DISTRICT E                                   JAMES GRAY II

JEFFERSON PARISH:

COUNCILMAN DISTRICT 4                                         DANIEL MARTINY

ST. JAMES PARISH

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 58                    KEN BRASS

ST TAMMANY PARISH

STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 77                    LISA CONDRY WARD

22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT DIV E                  WILLIAM H. BURRIS

22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT DIV H                 ALAN A. ZAUNBRECHER

WASHINGTON PARISH

22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT DIV E                  WILLIAM H. BURRIS

22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT DIV H                 ALAN A. ZAUNBRECHER

Constitutional Amendments

1.         YES - Do you support an amendment to exempt from property taxes materials and other property delivered to a construction site to be made part of a building or other construction. 

2.         YES - Do you support an amendment to authorize an exemption from ad valorem property tax for the total assessed value of the homestead of an unmarried surviving spouse of a person who died while performing their duties as an emergency medical responder, technician, paramedic, volunteer firefighter, or a law enforcement or fire protection officer. 

3.         YES - Do you support an amendment that would dedicate any new tax levied on gasoline, diesel, and special fuels into the Construction Sub-fund, which solely shall be used for project delivery, construction, and maintenance of transportation and capital transit infrastructure projects and not for funding for the payment of employee wages and related benefits or employee retirement benefits? 

Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to VOTE for our Labor-endorsed candidates and amendments in this very important election.

Thank you,              

Robert “Tiger” Hammond/President                       Anthony “Tony” Behan/Secretary-Treasurer

Working people are tired of hearing how tax giveaways for Wall Street billionaires and corporations will supposedly trickle down to the rest of us.

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