17 Unions and Labor Groups Endorse Patrick McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff

 Quincy – Patrick McDermott, Democratic candidate for Norfolk County Sheriff, announced today he has received the endorsement of over 17 union and labor groups, including all three of the staff and professional unions in the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office.

“I have always stood up for the rights of workers and working families in Norfolk County,” said Patrick McDermott. “I am running for Sheriff because I have a new vision for public safety, one that sees labor rights and strong employment as central to a safe and secure Norfolk County. I am honored to have the support of many unions and labor groups in Norfolk County, including the Supervisors Union, Ad-Tech Workers Union, and Corrections Officers Association in the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office. I look forward to working for and with labor in Norfolk County to make our county safer for everyone.”

Tom Frane (non-Supervisors Union President), Jay DeAngelis (Corrections Officers President), & Bob Russo (Superior Officers President) with Democratic Candidate Patrick McDermott

In their unanimous endorsement, the Norfolk County Central Labor Council praised Patrick McDermott’s commitment to working families, “We look forward to working with you in the creation of jobs and in any other areas that will better the lives and working conditions of all the working men and women of Norfolk County.”

The labor organizations endorsing Patrick McDermott for Norfolk County Sheriff include: Iron Workers Local 7, Laborers’ International Union Local 133, Boston Carmens Union Local 589, New England Carpenters Union Local 346,  Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Machinists & Aerospace Workers Local 264, Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, Pipefitters Local 537, Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local 550, Weymouth Firefighters, Quincy Firefighters, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, International Longshoremen’s Association Local 800, IBEW Local 2222, Norfolk County Central Labor Council, Norfolk County Supervisors Union Local 570, NAGE Local R1-202 Ad-Tech Workers, and the Norfolk County Corrections Officers Association.

Patrick McDermott has served the 28 cities and towns of Norfolk County for the past 18 years as the Register of Probate, where he has worked to improve services and efficiency in the Probate and Family Court. He also served as a Quincy City Councilor and is involved in professional and community organizations such as Rotary International and the Norfolk County and Massachusetts Bar Associations.

For more information, visit www.PatrickMcDermott.org.

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