Culinary Union announces endorsements in the Nevada Primary for SD3 and AD17 -

Las Vegas, NV – Ahead of the filing deadline, the Culinary Union held a press conference with dozens of Culinary Union members outside the Clark County Government Center on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, to announce the endorsements of Geoconda Hughes for Senate District 3 and Linda Hunt for Assembly District 17 in the 2024 Nevada Primary. “The Nevada Legislature worked with big casino companies to get rid of our daily room cleaning law, which hurt the guest room attendants who are the backbone of our union and our political program. Disappointingly, Senator Marilyn Dondero Loop and Senator Rochelle Nguyen are two Democrats that led that fight. Senator Loop isn’t up for re-election this year, but Senator Nguyen is and that’s why the Culinary Union is proud to endorse Geoconda Hughes for Senate District 3. Geo is a Culinary Union kid who grew up on the picket line and she is the daughter of the former Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-Kline. She worked with our union to lower the cost of insulin and she fought with her co-workers to keep essential frontline health care workers protected during the pandemic. The Culinary Union is proud to endorse Geo Hughes and to make sure that government serves Nevadans and not the powerful,” said Ted Pappageorge, Secretary-Treasurer for the Culinary Union. “The Culinary Union has been committed for decades to elect political leaders who represent Culinary Union members. President Biden, Senator Jacky Rosen, and Congressional representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, Susie Lee, and local officials have been working hard to protect workers, but unfortunately all Republicans and some local Nevada Democrats (including folks who grew up on Culinary Health insurance) sided with these giant corporations instead of working families. We have a long history of Culinary Union members and close allies running for office because that is the only way working people in Nevada are going to win what we deserve - if we run more working-class people for office. We don't need more lawyers and management-types in the Nevada Legislature and that’s why we are proud to endorse Linda Hunt for Assembly District 17. Linda is a dedicated shop steward and food server in Downtown Las Vegas, and she is a 45-year Culinary Union member who has been fighting for decades to ensure that working families are protected and we continue our long history of electing Culinary Union members to office.” More information:

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