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Central Labor Council chooses candidates
Monday, August 25, 2014 by Jo Clifton
AFSCME leader Jack Kirfman said Sunday that the local Central Labor Council had made endorsements in 10 of the 11 Council races on Saturday. Kirfman said the labor council interviewed 36 candidates in a daylong meeting. Like AFSCME, the larger group endorsed Ora Houston in District 1, Delia Garza in District 2, Sabino “Pio” Renteria in District 3, Greg Casar in District 4, Ann Kitchen in District 5 and Jimmy Flannigan in District 6. Members made no endorsement in District 7. In District 8, the group chose Ed Scruggs, and Kathie Tovo won the endorsement in District 9. Mandy Dealey is the labor council’s choice for District 10, and unsurprisingly, Mike Martinez is its pick for mayor.
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