IBEW Local Union 26
Washington, D.C.

                     MARYLAND     VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH                        

As voters and union members, we head to the polls this November to elect leaders who will positively strengthen the Maryland, as well as represent and fight for working families. This election will set the tone for generations to come, and your vote will make the difference. These candidates are the best choice for the future of working families this November.

UNITED STATES SENATE – BEN CARDIN  

Ben Cardin has been a friend and advocate of IBEW Local 26 since he first served in the Maryland House of Delegates in 1967 and as its Speaker from 1979 to 1987. Ben was a champion for labor in the Congress representing Maryland’s 3rd Congressional District until he was elected to the US Senate in 2006. Senator Cardin is seeking his third term in the US Senate and we look forward to Ben continuing to represent Local 26’s interests.

UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
CD 2 Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger voted to block attempts by the administration and Speaker Ryan to weaken Davis Bacon prevailing wage provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354. This translates to protecting good paying jobs for IBEW Local 26 members. Dutch has a lifetime congressional voting record of siding with Labor 92% of the time.
CD 3 Rep. John Sarbanes voted to block attempts by the administration and Speaker Ryan to weaken Davis Bacon prevailing wage provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354. This translates to protecting good paying jobs for IBEW Local 26 members. John has a lifetime congressional voting record of siding with Labor 98% of the time.
CD 4 Rep. Anthony Brown voted to block attempts by the administration and Speaker Ryan to weaken Davis Bacon prevailing wage provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354. This translates to protecting good paying jobs for IBEW Local 26 members. Anthony has a lifetime congressional voting record of siding with organized Labor n97% of the time.

CD 5 Rep. Steny Hoyer, once again, had a 100% score on Labor’s key votes this past legislative session. As Minority Whip for the Democratic Party, Steny successfully organized the votes to block attempts by the administration and Speaker Ryan to weaken Davis Bacon prevailing wage provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354. This translates to protecting good paying jobs for IBEW Local 26 members. Steny has a lifetime congressional voting record of siding with Labor 97% of the time.
CD 7 Rep. Elijah Cummings has a lifetime congressional record of siding with Labor 99% of the time. He missed the opportunity to block the attempts to eliminate Davis bacon provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354 because he was in the hospital recovering form aortic valve surgery. He did make calls on Labor's behest on this effort from his hospital bed.
CD 8 Rep. Jamie Raskin voted to block attempts by the administration and Speaker Ryan to weaken Davis Bacon prevailing wage provisions on Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, and Department of Transportation projects, HR 2810, 3219 and 3354. This translates to protecting good paying jobs for IBEW Local 26 members. Jamie has a lifetime congressional voting record of siding with organized Labor 97% of the time.
MARYLAND STATE RACES

Union member and candidate for Governor Ben Jealous started his career working for the National AFL-CIO and he continues to be a trade unionist first and foremost. He has worked for the North American Building Trades Union and for a short stint traveled the country with IBEW President Emeritus Ed Hill mobilizing to block the original passage of NAFTA. Ben gained notoriety for turning around the fortunes of the NACCP as its national President. Ben is a huge proponent of Project Labor Agreements and pledges to exponentially expend, and promote their usage in Maryland. Ben supports “best value bidding” and cracking down on misclassification and wage theft. He would bring tremendous changes for skilled craftsmen day one upon taking office.

Susan Turnbull, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, throughout her political career has stood side by side with organized labor in its efforts to build a sustainable middle class. Susie supports “best value bidding” and the expansion of Project Labor Agreements to build a level playing field and pledges to work with Local 26 to expose wage theft and “misclassification” on Maryland construction sites. She has galvanized against attempts of anti-union forces to pass Right-to-Work laws in Maryland and other states.

Brian Frosh, as Maryland’s current Attorney General, has used his office to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for Marylanders from predatory lenders, Wall Street banks, and tobacco companies. Including a $33.5 million settlement with Volkswagen in their emissions scandal, $12 million from a settlement with Moody’s over allegations the ratings company misled consumers and investors about its independence, and $10 million from EpiPen maker Mylan in Medicaid fraud settlement. If reelected, the Building Trades anticipates Brian to, following the example of Karl Racine, use his office to root out the scourge of “misclassification” and wage theft in Maryland.   

MARYLAND LOCAL RACES

Montgomery County

Montgomery County Executive – Marc Elrich championed organized labor’s efforts to establish paid family leave for employees working in Montgomery County. Marc has always been a proponent of unions to establish and sustain a middle class in our region. For his efforts to promote good wages and unions he has been targeted by the Washington Post and big money interests who solicited a former Democrat to run as an independent in the general election in November.

Montgomery County District 004: Nancy Navarro
Montgomery County District 005: Tom Hucker

Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Executive- Angela D. Alsobrooks  IBEW Local 26 looks forward to Angela’s tenure as the top official in Prince George’s County. She was an extraordinary State’s Attorney for the County since 2011, presiding over a 50% decline in crime during her tenure. The Local is eager to work with Angela as she continues to provide exemplary public service for Prince George’s County as its top official.  

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney – Aisha Braveboy
Prince George’s County District 001: Tom Dernoga
Prince George’s County District 002: Deni Tavaras
Prince George’s County District 009: Sidney Harrison

Charles County

Charles County President: Reuben Collins, II  II is a great friend of IBEW Local 26. Under his leadership, the Building and Construction Trades passed a prevailing wage statue for Charles County. Reuben is looking to expand opportunities for our Local by introducing best value bidding in Charles County.
Charles County State’s Attorney: Anthony “Tony” Covington
Charles County Commission District 1:Gilbert “BJ” Bowling Charles
CountyCommission District 2: Thomasina “Sina” Coates
Charles County Commission District 3: Amanda Stewart
Charles County Commission District 4: Bobby Rucci
Charles County Sheriff: Troy Berry

St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Commission President: J. Howard Thompson

Only candidates who returned a fully completed Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO 2018 Candidate’s Questionnaire were considered for endorsement. Each of the candidates endorsed opposed “Right-to-Work” legislation. Each of the candidates endorsed supported lowering the Maryland Prevailing Wage threshold by half from $500,000 a project to $250,000. Each also supported expanding Maryland’s Prevailing Wage Law to cover local projects that receive Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). Each endorsed candidate affirmed their support of Project Labor Agreements (PLA) also known as Community Workforce Agreements that are essentially pre-hire collective bargaining agreements that establish the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project

MARYLAND STATE SENATE

District                       

1          George Edwards               Western Maryland CLC westmdclc@verizon.net

3          Ron Young                         Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org  

4          Jessica Douglas                 Central Maryland CLC    jhuges@afscmemd.org

6          Buddy Staigerwald           Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

8          Kathy Klausmeier             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org      

9          Katie Fry Hester                Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

10        Deloris Kelly                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

11        Bobby Zirkin                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

12        Clarence Lam                     Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

14        Craig Zucker                       http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

15        Brian Feldman                   http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

16        Susan Lee                           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

18        Jeff Waldstreicher            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

19        Ben Kramer                        http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

20        Will Smith                           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

22        Paul Pinsky                         http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

23        Douglas J.J. Peters            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

24        Joanne Benson                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

25        Melony Griffith                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

26        Obie Patterson                   http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

28        Arthur Ellis                          http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

29        Thomas Brewer                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

30        Sarah Elfreth                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

32        Pam Beidle                         Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

33        Eve Hurwitz                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

37        Holly Wright                       Delmarva Peninsula CLC debbiewillia7@yahoo.com

38        Jim Mathias                        Delmarva Peninsula CLC debbiewillia7@yahoo.com

 39       Nancy King                         http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

40        Antonio Hayes                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

41        Jill Carter                            Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

42        Robbie Leonard                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

43        Mary Washington             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

44        Shirley Nathan-Pulliam    Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

45        Cory McCray                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

46        Bill Ferguson                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

47        Malcolm Augustine           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

 

 

                                                                                                                                 Maryland House of Delegates

 

District           

2B        Peter Perini                        Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org     

3A        Carol Krimm                       Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org  

3A        Karen Lewis Young            Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org  

3B        Ken Kerr                              Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org     

4          Ysela Bravo                         Central Maryland CLC   jhuges@afscmemd.org          

5          Emily Shank                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

6          Nicholas TroneD’Adamo   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org   

6           Megan Mioduszewski       Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org  

7          Allison Berkowitz               Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

8          Carl Jackson                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

8          Eric Bromwell                     Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

8          Harry Bhandari                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

9A        Natalie Ziegler                    Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

9A        Steven Bolen                       Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

9B        Courtney Watson               Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

10        Adrienne Jones                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

10         Benjamin Brooks                Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

11        Dana Stein                           Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

11        Shelly Hettleman                Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

11        Jon Cardin                            Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

12        Eric Ebersole                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

12        Jessica Feldmark                Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

12        Terri Hill                               Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

13        Jen Terrasa                           Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

13        Shane Pendergrass             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

13        Vanessa Atterbeary            Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

14        Anne Kaiser                           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

14        Eric Luedtke                           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

14        Pamela Queen                       http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

15        David Fraser-Hidalgo            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

15        Lilly Qi                                     http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

16        Ariana Kelly                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

16        Marc Korman                         http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

17        Jim Gilchrist                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

17        Julie Carr                                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

17        Kumar Barve                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

18        Emily Shetty                             http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

18        AL Carr                                      http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

18        Jared Solomon                         http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

19        Bonnie Cullison                        http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

19        Charlotte Crutchfield              http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

19        Vaughn Stewart                       http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

20        David Moon                              http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

20        Jheanelle Wilkins                        http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

20        Lorig Charkoudian                      http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

21        Joseline Pena-Melnyk                http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

21        Mary Lehman                              http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

21        Ben Barnes                                   http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

22        Anne Healey                                http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

22        Tawanna Gaines                          http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

22        Alonzo Washington                    http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

23A      Geraldine Valentino-Smith        http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

23B      Marvin E. Holmes, Jr.                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

24        Andrea Fletcher Harrison           http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

24        Erek Barron                                   http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

24        Jazz Lewis                                      http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

25        Daryl Barnes                                 http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

25        Nick Charles                                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

26        Kris Valderrama                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

26        Veronica Turner                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

27A      Susie Proctor                                 http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

27B      Michael A. Jackson                       http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

27C      Jason Fowler                                  http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

28        C.T. Wilson                                     http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

28        Debra Davis                                    http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

28        Edith Patterson                              http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

29A      Roberta Loker                                 http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

29B      Brian Crosby                                    http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

29C      Julia Nichols                                     http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

30A      Mike Busch                                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org  

30A      Alice Cain                                         Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

30B      Mike Shay                                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

31A      Ned Carey                                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

31B      Karen Simpson                                Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

32        Sandy Bartlett                                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

32        Mike Rogers                                     Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

33        Heather Bagnall                              Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

33        Pam Luby                                         Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

33        Tracie Hovermale                           Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

34A      Mary Ann Lisanti                             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

34A      Steve Johnson                                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

35B      Ronnie Davis                                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

37B      Dan O'Hare                                      Delmarva Peninsula CLC debbiewillia7@yahoo.com

38A      Kirkland Hall                                    Delmarva Peninsula CLC debbiewillia7@yahoo.com

39        Gabriel Acevero                              Delmarva Peninsula CLC debbiewillia7@yahoo.com

40        Melissa Wells                                  Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

40        Nick Mosby                                      Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

41        Sandy Rosenberg                            Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

41        Tony Bridges                                    Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

42A      Stephen Lafferty                             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

42B      Michele Guyton                              Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

42B      Sachin Hebbar                                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

43        Maggie McIntosh                            Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

43        Curt Anderson                                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

43        Regina Boyce                                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

44A      Keith Haynes                                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

44B      Charles Sydnor                               Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

44B      Pat Young                                        Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

45        Cheryl Glenn                                   Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

45        Talmadge Branch                           Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

45        Stephanie Smith                             Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

46        Luke Clippinger                               Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

46        Robbyn Lewis                                 Metropolitan Baltimore CLC jjones@mbaflcio.org

47A      Diana M. Fennell                            http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

47B      Wanika Fisher                                 http://www.dclabor.org/2018.html

Only candidates who returned a fully completed Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO 2018 Candidate’s Questionnaire were considered for endorsement. Each of the candidates endorsed opposed “Right to Work” legislation. Each of the candidates endorsed supported lowering the Maryland Prevailing Wage threshold by half from $500,000 a project to $250,000. Each also supported expanding Maryland’s Prevailing Wage Law to cover local projects that receive Tax Incremental Financing (TIF). Each endorsed candidate affirmed their support of Project Labor Agreements (PLA) also known as Community Workforce Agreements that are essentially pre-hire collective bargaining agreements that establish the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project.

To register to vote or to request absentee ballot for Maryland residents please visit www.elections.maryland.gov