The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 611 on Wednesday announced its endorsement of Public Regulation Commissioner Ben R. Luján for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District seat.
"Commissioner Luján's labor record is impeccable. He has working American families in his heart and in his mind. That's what we look for when we choose a candidate - that working people are at the top of their list," said Antonio Cruz, political coordinator for Local 611.
IBEW represents 2,600 electrical workers from across New Mexico.
IBEW is Luján's second labor endorsement in a week. The New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents about 6,000 workers, endorsed Luján last week.
"I am honored to have the support of organized labor," Commissioner Luján said. "Labor unions have a long history of fighting hard for hard-working families, and I have been proud to support them. There's no better partner in the fight for the middle class than organized labor."
Ben R. Lujan is a New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner and former PRC chairman. He has made New Mexico a leader in renewable-energy requirements and has been a strong advocate for consumers' rights. His PRC district includes much of Northern New Mexico and many of the counties in Congressional District 3.