Touting his blue-collar background and willingness to work across party lines and fight for working families in Congress, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 825 Political Action and Education Committee today announced they have endorsed Congressman Jon Runyan (R-Mount Laurel) in New Jersey's Third Congressional District race.
"As the son of a General Motors auto worker who became the first person in his family to ever attend college, Congressman Runyan knows the struggles that working families face every day because he has faced them himself," said Greg Lalevee, Business Manager for the IUOE Local 825. "In Congress, Jon has reached across party lines to support bipartisan policies that will help to create jobs for our skilled and experienced operating engineer's right here in South Jersey. We are proud to endorse him."
Local 825 is based in Springfield (Union County), with an additional state office in Cherry Hill and a training facility in South Brunswick. Union members operate heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, front-end loaders, backhoes and graders; operate equipment in sand and gravel operations and rock quarries; and serve as mechanics that perform work on the equipment in shops and on construction projects.
"Congressman Runyan understands that South Jersey's future is dependent upon a growing economy that creates opportunities for hardworking residents to live the American Dream," said PAC Director Mark Longo. "He's fought for us in Washington, and our members and their families will fight for him during this campaign."
"I am grateful for this endorsement and will continue to fight on behalf of South Jersey's hardworking families to create good-paying jobs, make government live within its means, and improve the quality of life for all of my constituents," said Rep. Runyan.