Carpenters Endorse Jared Polis as Colorado’s Next Governor, Embrace His Forward-thinking, Bold Ideas for Colorado Families

The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters today announced their endorsement of Jared Polis in the 2018 Colorado governor’s race.

The Carpenters’ Union represents more than 2500 carpenters throughout Colorado and will now begin mobilizing in support of Jared at the March 6 Democratic Caucuses and beyond.

“Jared has spent his career fighting for the working people of Colorado, and we are proud to endorse him to be Colorado’s next governor,” said Mark Thompson of Colorado Springs, who is the Lead Colorado Carpenter for the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters.

“Jared has been fighting for better wages and critical benefits and is committed to cracking down on payroll tax fraud that cheats Colorado workers and taxpayers,” said Jim Gleason of Fort Collins, the Western district Representative for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. “Jared also will fight to ensure that young Colorado men and women will have apprenticeship and workforce training opportunities that will lead to good, middle-class jobs. That’s the kind of leadership we need in our state Capitol. We look forward to rallying behind Jared to make sure the workers of Colorado are protected by a governor that will properly enforce Colorado’s labor laws and to help him turn his bold vision into a reality.”

“It’s a real honor to earn the endorsement of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters,” said Polis. “I’m running for governor to make our economy work for all Coloradans, not just those at the top — and the leadership of unions like the Carpenters is critical to making that goal a reality. I’m excited to partner with them and with working families across our state to build an economy where Coloradans get paid enough to afford a place to live, save for retirement, and provide for their kids.”

Polis has also earned the endorsements of Pipefitters Local 208, which announced their support on Feb. 8, and the Colorado International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which announced their backing of Polis in September.

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