The AFT-Maryland prepared a questionnaire for candidates running for office in Baltimore City as a means to familiarize the candidates with issues that our members care about most. It also allows us the chance to see where the candidates stand on these issues.
AFT-Maryland locals participate fully in the endorsement process of the Metropolitan Baltimore AFL-CIO Council; the council will announce its final endorsements sometime in late February 2020. However, because we are a large contingency within the Baltimore AFL-CIO, the unions of the AFT-Maryland have a heavy influence on who Labor chooses as its candidates for endorsement.
If you have any questions about how AFT-Maryland fits in to the AFL-CIO endorsement process, please contact Todd Reynolds, AFT-Maryland Political Coordinator, at 410-764-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Below are links to the Candidate Questionnaire Responses for 2020:
Mayor (No Recommendation from the AFL-CIO; unions are free to endorse whom they would prefer.)
- Sheila Dixon
- Mary Miller
- Brandon M. Scott
- T.J. Smith
- Dante Swinton
- Richard Vaughn
- Thiru Vignarajah
- Mary Washington
- Bernard C. "Jack" Young
City Council President
- Bill Henry (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- Zeke Cohen (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- Danielle McCray (AFL-CIO endorsed)
District 4 (No Recommendation from the AFL-CIO; unions are free to endorse whom they would prefer.)
- Sharon Green Middleton (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- Kris Burnett (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- John Bullock (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- Phylicia Porter (AFL-CIO endorsed)
- Phillip Westry (AFL-CIO endorsed)