Updated On: Apr 18, 2014
    MCGEO announced its enthusiastic support of Tom Hucker for the vacant seat in the Montgomery County Council District 5 race.

    Praises his work as state delegate advocating for women, children, and working families

    Silver Spring, MD. - Today, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1994 MCGEO announced its enthusiastic support of Tom Hucker for the vacant seat in the Montgomery County Council District 5 race. Key to the endorsement, said Local 1994 President Gino Renne, was “Tom’s tireless work to protect and fight for legislation that protects our most vulnerable residents – our working moms, our children, our seniors.”

    “Tom is the only candidate in this race with the legislative skills and experience to protect the vulnerable communities of Montgomery County,” said Mary Kay Canarte, an attorney who works with Local 1994. “In his 25-year history of activism, and his eight years of wins for working families in the General Assembly, he's proven over and over that he has the tools to fight for Montgomery County’s working families as a member of the County Council.”

    “I am honored and privileged to receive this important endorsement,” said Hucker. “For eight years, I have stood with MCGEO and the working families of Montgomery County in Annapolis and I look forward to continuing the positive relationship on the Montgomery County Council.”

    “Tom worked hard to help pass Obamacare, fought to expand Medicaid for vulnerable Marylanders, and passed groundbreaking legislation to protect infants and improve food safety,” said Yvette Cuffie, Local 1994’s Secretary-Treasurer and a 30-year community health nurse. “We know Tom will continue to be an effective advocate to reduce health disparities as a member of the County Council.”

    “Tom fought for years to pass living wage laws in Montgomery County and statewide, and he's now helping lead the effort to raise Maryland's minimum wage,” said Erin Yeagley, a field representative for Local 1994 and an at-large candidate for the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. “We need a champion of affordable housing and economic security on the Montgomery County Council. Tom will be that champion.”

    MCGEO represents 8,000 employees of Montgomery County government, Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC), Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning, Prince George’s County Library System, and Cumberland City police.

    MCGEO plans to make the District 5 race its top priority this election season, and will launch a robust political program including weekend door knocking and phone banks. 

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