Painters Union PAC Endorses Congressman Zeldin for Re-Election in 2020

PATCHOGUE, NY – The Painters Union PAC, representing District Council 9, endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) for re-election in 2020.

 

“The Painters are endorsing Congressman Zeldin because of his proven commitment to promoting policies and opportunities for the middle class in New York,” said Davon Lomax, Political Director, District Council 9, Painters & Allied Trades.

 

Council 9 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) represents 11,000 members and is an organization of painters, decorators, wall coverers, drywall finishers, sign painters, metal polishers, bridge and structural steel painters, civil service painters, lead abatement workers, glaziers and architectural metal glassworkers, paint makers, and allied tradesmen.

 

“I am proud to have the endorsement of the Painters Union,” said Congressman Zeldin. “It’s essential that we keep good paying jobs coming to Long Island, which is exactly what will happen with the recent kickoff of the $2 billion Electron Ion Collider coming to Brookhaven National Lab.”

 

For a full list of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements, click here.

IBEW Local 2230 Endorses Congressman Zeldin for Re-Election in 2020

PATCHOGUE, NY – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 2230 endorsed Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), Co-Chairman of the National Labs Caucus, for re-election in 2020. Today’s endorsement comes following Friday’s kick off event of the $2 billion Dream Machine Electron Ion Collider project at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This $2 billion project, which IBEW cites in its endorsement of Congressman Zeldin, will not only spur some of the most significant scientific discoveries of our time, but will also create thousands of jobs and ignite our local economy. 

 

Local 2230 is proud to support Congressman Lee Zeldin in his bid for reelection. Our local stands in solidarity with Congressman Zeldin for many reasons, chiefly, his actions during our Local’s contentious negotiations in 2018. Local 2230 was heading toward a strike, and as a direct result of Congressman Zeldin’s involvement, we were able avoid such a fate, while securing a fair and equitable contract,” said Frank Raynor, Business Manager for Local 2230. “ His ability to balance the needs of Brookhaven National Lab, and the taxpayer dollars used to fund projects like Dream Machine Electron Ion Collider, prove that he is working for the American people, and why we proudly stand behind him.”

 

Founded in 1971, IBEW Local 2230 has grown to include more than 1,600+ active members and upwards of 200+ IBEW pensioners. The Local encompasses electricians, metal workers, custodians, police, firemen, plumbers, painters, grounds people, carpenters, and water treatment workers at Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

 

“The $2 billion Electron Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory is a game changer for our community and will be a source of good paying jobs for Local 2230 for many years to come,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I’m grateful for their endorsement and will always fight for them and their families.”

 

This is Congressman Zeldin’s 35th union endorsement of the 2020 campaign. For a full list of Congressman Zeldin’s endorsements, click here.

Zeldin for Congress Releases Third TV Ad of 2020 Cycle: “Radical Professor”

PATCHOGUE, NY – The Zeldin for Congress campaign today released its third TV ad of the 2020 election cycle, “Radical Professor”.

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Instead of prioritizing safety and security, and law and order, in the midst of all the looting, rioting and violence targeting police and others on US city streets in recent months, Radical Professor Nancy Goroff has fully embraced an extreme anti-law enforcement agenda:

1) Calling the police “damaging” and “dangerous”
2) Saying that non-police should be sent to respond to potentially violent crime scenes instead of police
3) Pushing legislation calling for a mass prison release, including violent criminals
4) Complaining about riot gear being given to police to respond to riots
5) Refusing to condemn the violence against police and others on US city streets

Radical Professor Nancy Goroff’s agenda is contrasted with Congressman Lee Zeldin’s (R, NY-1) “unapologetic” support of our law enforcement, which is why 15 local law enforcement unions have strongly endorsed Congressman Zeldin for re-election in 2020.

 

Congressman Zeldin also just posted the new TV Ad on Twitter here.

Laborers’ International Union of North America Endorses Congressman Zeldin for Re-Election in 2020

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.

Uniformed Fire Officers Association Endorses Congressman Zeldin for Re-Election in 2020

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.

Long Island Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association Endorses Congressman Zeldin for Re-Election

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.

Zeldin for Congress Releases First TV Ad of 2020 Cycle

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

Steamfitters Local 638 Endorses Rep. Lee Zeldin for Re-Election

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.

Building and Construction Trades Council of Nassau and Suffolk Counties Endorses Rep. Lee Zeldin for Re-Election

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.

New York City PBA Endorses Rep. Zeldin for Re-Election

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.