International Union of Operating Engineers endorses HD54B Rep Denny McNamara

Congratulations to our HD54B candidate Denny McNamara who has been endorsed by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49.

McNamara is seeking reelection in Minnesota district HD54B which includes the communities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Denmark Township, Hastings, Nininger Township, and St. Mary’s Point.

In addition to McNamara, the 49ers have endorsed twelve other Republican incumbents in the Minnesota House of Reps.

District 35A Representative Jim Abeler
District 23B Representative Tony Cornish
District 31A Representative Kurt Daudt
District 58B Representative Pat Garafolo
District 31B Representative Tom Hackbarth
District 22B Representative Rod Hamilton
District 47B Representative Joe Hoppe
District 05A Representative Larry Howes
District 13B Representative Tim O’Driscoll
District 37B Representative Tim Sanders
District 22A Representative Joe Schomacker
District 33B Representative Steve Smith

IUOE Local 49 is made up of 13,000 heavy equipment operators working in MN, ND, and SD. The union states that three core issues drive their political activity:

1. Infrastructure and construction job creation

2. Protection of our right to have a strong and healthy union

3. Protection of construction industry standards on safety, wages, health care, and pensions

From the Local 49 website (

“Our political philosophy is simple: We will support any candidate, from any party, that is willing to stand with construction workers on the above three (3) core principals.

The bi-partisan nature of the list of current office-holders and candidates that make up our first round of 2012 endorsements demonstrates our commitment to our political philosophy. These people stood—or will stand—with our members on the issues that are critical to their jobs and their union, and we are proud to stand with them.”

Visit Denny McNamara’s website where you can learn more about Rep McNamara and DONATE to his campaign.

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