ELMSFORD, NY – The region's top construction group has endorsed Matt Slater for the 94th Assembly District. The Westchester/Putnam Building and Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Slater, who is serving in his second term as Yorktown Town Supervisor, citing his record of supporting the trades, as well as his accomplishments in tackling much needed infrastructure projects.
Ed Doyle, President of the Building & Construction Trades Council said, “Matt Slater has proven time and again to be a strong ally of the construction trades and our members. As Town Supervisor in Yorktown, he has tackled much needed infrastructure projects that created good paying jobs for skilled workers. He has already proven to be a capable advocate on the state level and we know he will be a strong voice for our members and their families."
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam represents more than two dozen construction unions and more than 30,000 members.
Matt Slater said, "This endorsement is a validation of our efforts to tackle long awaited infrastructure projects as well as our bold steps to create an environment that allows Yorktown to economically compete and become a regional leader in job creation. The fact remains New York State's infrastructure, especially in the Hudson Valley, has been rated among the worst conditions. I look forward to partnering with the Building and Construction Trades to advocate for much needed funding to enhance our roads, fix our bridges and deliver the road infrastructure our taxpayers deserve."
Thomas Carey, President of Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body said, "The Westchester Putnam Central Labor Body is proud to have recommended Matt Slater for the New York State AFL-CIO endorsement which he received. Matt is a proven leader who represents his constituents with honesty, intellect and integrity. Matt is no stranger to Albany and has already worked tirelessly on issues on the State level. Our organization is proud to support Matt Slater for the New York State Assembly and look forward to our work together on behalf of our brothers and sisters of labor."
Lou Picani, President of Teamsters Local 456 added, "Matt Slater has been a fierce advocate for the hardworking families of Westchester and Putnam Counties. He has created good paying jobs for our members while standing in solidarity with our members fighting for safer working conditions and fair wages. In the New York State Assembly Matt Slater will be an active advocate for fair labor practices and a strong voice for all of the hard-working residents who need their voices to be heard. We proudly stand by his side."
Anthony Ascenceo, Business Manager of Laborers Local 60 said, "Matt Slater has proven to be a great friend of labor as demonstrated during his time serving as Chief of Staff to Senator Terrence Murphy and as Yorktown Town Supervisor. He has demonstrated his understanding of the importance of a strong, highly skilled, local workforce. Local 60 is proud to stand with Matt Slater for the New York State Assembly just as he has stood by the men and women of labor and all hardworking residents who need their voices heard."
Jeff Loughlin, Business Manager of Operating Engineers Local 137 said, "I have always been impressed with Matt Slater's honesty, integrity and eagerness to find solutions to the toughest problems facing working class families. He will be a voice that our families can count on. We are proud to stand with him and provide strong support for his election to the New York State Assembly."
Ed Cooke, Business Manager for Carpenters Local 279 said, "Matt Slater has stood with organized labor fighting for skilled jobs in the Hudson Valley. He knows New York must do more to protect legitimate workers and protect our skilled brothers and sisters from unscrupulous employers. Matt Slater will be a great advocate for improved work conditions and a fair wage for our hardworking members."
The 94th Assembly District includes Carmel, Kent, Patterson, Putnam Valley, Somers, Southeast and parts of Yorktown. Election Day is November 8th.