Hampton Bays, NY – The Laborers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“Congressman Lee Zeldin has been a strong supporter of construction workers on Long Island through his policy positions in Washington as well as local job creation,” stated Mason Tenders District Council PAC Director Mike McGuire. “He also played a critical role in securing $2 billion for Brookhaven National Lab, which will employ hundreds of local union construction workers over the next decade.”
This is a joint endorsement from the New York State Laborers’ PAC and Mason Tenders’ District Council PAC. Together, these two entities make up what is now LiUNA-NY, and represent more than 40,000 members across the state.
“LiUNA-NY appreciates Congressman Zeldin’s support of an all-of-the-above energy mix, which ensures good union jobs will continue to be used to help meet New York’s energy needs,” stated NYS Laborers PAC Executive Director John Hutchings. “Lee also successfully secured millions of dollars in local infrastructure funding through a fully funded five year highway bill, and has been a strong advocate for maintaining Davis Bacon wages on federal projects.”
“I am thrilled to once again have the endorsement of LIUNA,” said Congressman Zeldin. “The hard work we put into securing the $2 billion Electronic Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory will mean more good paying jobs for our local labor and a boost to our economy.”
These are Congressman Zeldin’s 33rd & 34th union endorsements of the 2020 campaign. For a full list of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements, click here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“Congressman Zeldin has been outstanding in representing NYC fire officers. He has been there for the members of the UFOA from day one,” said Jake Lemonda, President of the UFOA. “Lee fought hard in Congress for the reauthorization of the Zadroga legislation, and last year he was on the front line to permanently fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has been a champion to fire officers’ health, safety and well being in NYC and across the United States.”
The Uniformed Fire Officers Association is a union for lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, deputy chiefs, medical officers and supervising fire marshals in the Fire Department of New York. The organization is Local 854 of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
“Our firefighters are the best of the best in America, and we owe them our never ending gratitude for everything they do to help our community,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I was honored to help lead the effort to permanently fund the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, and I will always be a staunch advocate for the men and women of the UFOA.”
This is Congressman Zeldin’s 32nd union endorsement of the 2020 campaign. For a full list of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements, click here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Long Island Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (LINECA) endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“Lee has established an enviable pro-business/pro-worker record,” said Charles Gardner, Director of Government Affairs for LINECA. “Lee is a tireless advocate on behalf of the best interests of residents and businesses throughout New York State and, now, nationally, including most recently securing $2 billion in funding for Brookhaven National Lab.”
The Long Island Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association, has been established to provide a collective voice for the Electrical Industry on Long Island.
“I am proud to once again receive the endorsement of the Long Island Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association,” said Rep. Zeldin. “My number one priority in Congress is ensuring Long Island has a strong economy and good paying jobs and the $2 billion Electron Ion Collider now coming to Brookhaven National Lab will go a long way to continue making that goal a reality.”
For a full list of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements, click here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Zeldin for Congress campaign today released its first TV ad of the 2020 election cycle that will air throughout the Republican National Convention.
“Unapologetic” is a 60 second TV ad that highlights Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R, NY-1) commitment to law enforcement and his opposition to calls to defund them.
“Unapologetic” was also just posted on Congressman Zeldin’s Twitter account here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – Steamfitters Local 638 endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“Congressman Zeldin has been a great friend in Washington. He has consistently secured key victories for our district, most recently delivering the $2 billion dream machine collider project to Brookhaven National Labs,” said Patrick Dolan, President of Steamfitters Local 638. “We are lucky to have him fighting for our region and our local unions in Washington, and I am proud to endorse Congressman Zeldin for re-election.”
Steamfitters Local 638 maintains jurisdiction over all general pipe fitting in New York City, including all five boroughs and all of Long Island, and is a combination local union representing the Construction Branch and the Metal Trades Service Branch.
“The Dream Machine Collider Project is a game changer, bringing good paying jobs to Long Island, solidifying Brookhaven Lab’s standing at the tip of the spear globally for nuclear physics research,” Rep. Zeldin said. “Local 638 is well-prepared to play a critical role helping to build this vital, $2 billion construction project in NY-1.”
This is Congressman Zeldin’s 30th union endorsement of the 2020 campaign. For a full list of his endorsements, click here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties today endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“Whether it is fighting for the American people on the floor in Congress or proudly wearing the uniform as Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, Lee’s number one priority is protecting our nation. His work ethic, as well as leadership skills are traits that should be emulated,” said Matt Aracich, President of the Nassau-Suffolk Building Trades, adding that “Lee delivered on bringing BILLIONS of dollars to the district for Brookhaven National Labs.”
The Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties represents more than 65,000 skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen as well as 37 independent affiliates.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have the support of the hardworking men and women of the Nassau Suffolk Building Trades,” said Congressman Zeldin. “Working together, we were able to bring home the $2 billion Electron Ion Collider Project to Brookhaven National Lab, ensuring we have good paying jobs for years to come here on Long Island.”
“We value Lee’s focus on the continuous improvement of issues that impact the environment, employment, infrastructure and quality of life,” said Aracich.
This is Congressman Zeldin’s 28th union endorsement of the 2020 campaign. For a full list of his endorsements, click here.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The New York City Police Benevolent Association today endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.
“The NYC Police Benevolent Association is proud to announce the endorsement of Rep. Lee Zeldin. Lee understands that those who put on a blue uniform and risk their lives every single day to protect our communities deserve to be defended – not defunded,” said NYC PBA President Patrick J. Lynch. “Lee has been a champion for police from day one but today, our choice has never been more clear. We know that at home and in Washington, Lee will always fight for our members.”
Today’s endorsement follows yesterday’s announcement of 14 Long Island and New York State Police Associations’ endorsement of Congressman Zeldin.
“I am honored to have the support of our local law enforcement, including the New York City PBA, who remain resilient in the face of untold amounts of radical violence directed at them,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I come from a law enforcement family and understand just how important our police force is for our communities, and the brave sacrifices these men and women make. That’s why I helped lead the fight to permanently reauthorize and fund the Zadroga Act and 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and will always fight to defend police not defund them.”
Yesterday, at Suffolk County PBA Headquarters, the following local law enforcement associations joined together in person to endorse Congressman Zeldin: Suffolk County PBA, Suffolk County Superior Officers Association, Suffolk, County Probation Officers Association, Suffolk County Police Conference, Suffolk County Detective Association, Suffolk County Detective Investigators PBA, Police Benevolent Association of New York State, New York State Association of PBAs, Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs’ PBA, Suffolk County, Correction Officers Association, Nassau County PBA, Police Conference of New York, Northport PBA, East Hampton Village PBA.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Sheet Metal Workers’ Local Union 28 endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election.
“Lee has always been a friend and consistent champion for our local unions and families on Long Island,” said Eric Meslin, President and Business Manager of Local Union 28. “At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic Lee secured more than a million items of vital PPE for our essential workers.”
Meslin also cited Congressman Zeldin’s work bringing home critical stimulus aid for struggling small businesses and working families and securing $2 billion for the Dream Machine Electron Ion Collider Project at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which will create many high paying jobs for the community.
This is Congressman Zeldin’s 12th union endorsement of the 2020 election cycle. He has also been endorsed by Transport Workers Union Local 252, Suffolk County Deputy Sheriffs Police Benevolent Association, International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 15G & 15H, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138, Road & Heavy Construction Laborers Local Union NO. 1298, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, SMART Transportation Division of the Long Island Railroad, Plumbers Local 200, Police Benevolent Association of New York State, Police Benevolent Association of New York State Troopers, Inc., and North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Zeldin for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of 27 East End elected officials. Today’s announcement follows this week’s 8 Brookhaven elected officials, 14 state and Suffolk County-level elected leader endorsements, and 15 Smithtown and Islip leaders for Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1).
“Congressman Lee Zeldin continues to support our community on many fronts,” said Yvette Aguiar, Riverhead Town Supervisor. “He has successfully advocated for Riverhead at the Federal level. Some of our future projects are being championed by his office. He is a responsive hands-on Congressman who is an effective leader.”
“Congressman Zeldin is approachable and always helpful. Southold Town has concerns with Hashamomuck Cove. The constituents reached out to Congressman Zeldin, who responded right away and acted on the issue,” said Jill Doherty, Southold Town Councilwoman. “Congressman Zeldin got the congressional approvals to have the Army Corps of Engineers step in. Congressman Lee Zeldin is the person we need to represent us!”
“Lee has been great working with local government. He was instrumental in setting up a meeting for Shelter Island with the Army Corps of Engineers to help us address erosion on Reel Point and then followed up continually to keep us on their radar,” said Amber Brach-Williams, Shelter Island Town Councilwoman. “During the Coronavirus emergency order, he has attended weekly East End Supervisors and Mayors calls to exchange information about our needs and concerns and what help was available.”
“It is my distinct honor to support Lee Zeldin for re-election to Congress in November. Lee has proven to be an outstanding representative with more courage, integrity and character than any candidate out there,” said Theresa Kiernan, Southampton Receiver of Taxes. “I am truly blessed to call Lee Zeldin a friend and can think of no other person that I would rather have representing all of us in CD 1.”
Click here for the full list of today’s endorsement quotes and to view all 64 of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements from local elected officials at the town, county and state levels.
PATCHOGUE, NY – The Zeldin for Congress campaign today announced the endorsement of 15 Smithtown and Islip elected officials. Today’s announcement follows this week’s 8 Brookhaven elected officials and 14 state and Suffolk County-level elected leader endorsements for Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1).
“Born and raised right here on Long Island, Lee Zeldin is a man whose life revolves around service,” said Ed Wehrheim, Smithtown Town Supervisor. “He served our country in the Army, served our state in the State Senate, and now continues to serve our district in Washington. I look forward to his continued service after his victory in November.”
“It is an honor to endorse Congressman Lee Zeldin for re-election this November. Lee and I share a common goal of making our community the best it can be for our residents,” said Lisa M. Inzerillo, Smithtown Town Councilwoman. “I know that Lee wakes up each morning with the goal of keeping our community a safe place for our children to grow-up in, and I look forward to continuing to work with him to do that.”
“I am proud to endorse Congressman Lee Zeldin for re-election in November. He stood up for small businesses during the pandemic, fighting to provide much-needed funding for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and Disaster Loan Program, and he secured more than 1.2 million items of PPE for healthcare workers and other individuals fighting on the front lines all across Long Island,” said Angie Carpenter, Islip Town Supervisor. “Beyond that, we are most appreciative of the Congressman’s commitment to Islip’s LI MacArthur airport.”
“As a fellow serviceman and father, I know the toughness and resolve Lee takes with him to Washington,” said John C. Cochrane, Islip Town Councilman. “This has been apparent over the last six years, and even more so over the last few months as he delivered for our small businesses, frontline workers and hardworking families. We are fortunate to have him fighting for us.”
Click here for the full list of today’s endorsement quotes and to view all 37 of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements from local elected officials at the town, county and state levels