Jefferson City, Mo. – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 72 today endorses Gina Walsh for State Senate District 13. As a life long resident of St. Louis, Rep. Walsh has a record of strong support in the legislature for North County workers and their families.
“With her demonstrated commitment to protecting critical public services, creating jobs, and protecting Missouri’s veterans, seniors, and our most vulnerable citizens, AFSCME members are confident in Rep. Walsh’s leadership and look forward to working with her in the Missouri Senate,” said Michelle Mason, President of Local 2730 which includes Bellefontaine Habilitation Center. “Rep. Walsh clearly knows the hard work and dedication public workers put into their jobs and is prepared to be our advocate in Jefferson City."
As an active member of Asbestos Workers Local #1, Rep. Walsh also understands that the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain are essential, and that workers need strong voices both on the job and in the halls of government in order to secure safe workplaces. As a state representative, Walsh fought to protect workers’ constitutional rights to collectively bargain, and Missouri AFSCME members know Rep. Walsh will continue to fight for workers’ rights and stand against attacks such as Right-to-Work and Paycheck Deception as the 13th District’s next senator.