State Sen. Chris Larson
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American Federation of Teachers Local 212 COPE Endorses Chris Larson


By - Dec 20th, 2019 12:36 pm

Milwaukee, WI – State Senator Chris Larson earned the endorsement of AFT Local 212 COPE today, the first major endorsement in the race for Milwaukee County Executive. American Federation of Teachers Local 212 COPE represents the 1,500 faculty, counselors, and professional staff at all four campuses of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Liz Conley, President of Local 212 and MATC Instructor, stated “There are several experienced candidates running for Milwaukee County Executive, but Chris Larson’s track record as a leader stands out even in a very strong field. First as a Milwaukee County Supervisor then as a Wisconsin State Senator, Larson has fought tirelessly against the destructive policies of Scott Walker and is an unwavering ally of working people and their families.”

David Weingrod, Chairperson of Local 212’s Committee on Political Education, explained that Larson has been a champion of public education his entire career. “Whether preserving the county parks that are crucial to our quality of life or protecting bus routes that serve MATC’s students and staff, we’re confident that Chris Larson would be the most effective County Executive, and certainly a great improvement over Walker and Chris Abele.”

Chris Larson said “I’m honored to have the support of such dedicated and tireless workers in our county. MATC is crucial to the fabric of our public education system and our communities future. I will continue to fight until Milwaukee joins almost every other major metropolitan area in the country and gets dedicated funding for our county transit system, I will continue to fight for investments in our neighborhood schools, and I will continue to fight to keep our parks public.”

Chris Larson is the State Senator for Wisconsin’s 7th District and former Milwaukee County Supervisor. Chris grew up in Greenfield and is a life-long resident of Milwaukee county and currently lives in Bay View with his wife, Jessica, and son Atticus and daughter Stella.

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One thought on “American Federation of Teachers Local 212 COPE Endorses Chris Larson”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Congratulations, Senator Larson, on getting the endorsement of AFT. You earned it.


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