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Maryland State Pipe Trades Association Endorses Hogan

Maryland State Pipe Trades Association Joins Firefighters, State Law Enforcement, Public And Private Sector Unions In Supporting Governor for Re-Election.

Hogan for Governor today announced that the Maryland State Pipe Trades Association (MDPT) is proud to endorse Governor Larry Hogan for re-election. The MDPT is a collaboration of five Local Unions, UA Local 5, UA Local 486, UA Local 489, UA Local 602, UA Local 669 and represents over 8,500 skilled tradesmen and women who work in Maryland and the surrounding region. The MDPT joins professional and volunteer firefighters, state law enforcement, and public and private sector unions in supporting Governor Hogan, as well as more than 50 current and former Democratic leaders from across the state.

“Governor Hogan’s pro-worker policies and bipartisan leadership have been instrumental in moving Maryland forward these last four years,” said Jim Killeen, President of the Maryland State Pipe Trades Association. “The skilled tradesman and women of the MDPT know that Maryland cannot afford to turn back now, and we are proud to endorse Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, for reelection.”

During Governor Hogan’s first term, he has consistently worked in a bipartisan fashion to achieve important, pro-growth, pro-worker results. Since 2016, Maryland has added 36 new apprenticeship programs, an increase of nearly 60 percent, and Maryland is now nationally recognized for workforce development, job training, and registered apprenticeships. Over the next decade, jobs in plumbing, pipe fitting, and steam fitting are projected to grow by 10 percent in Maryland. Today’s endorsement of Governor Hogan by the MDPT is representative of his strong leadership on the issues that matter to Maryland’s workers.

“I am humbled and honored to receive this important endorsement,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “The Maryland State Pipe Trades Association have played a key role in building our great state, and their endorsement is a testament to the work our administration has done to support Maryland’s hardworking skilled tradesmen and women. I eagerly look forward to working with the MDPT as we continue to implement the pro-worker, pro-growth policies that are changing Maryland for the better!”

The Maryland Pipe Trades is a collaboration of five Local Unions, 400 Union contractors and over 8,500 skilled tradesmen who live and work in Maryland and neighboring states. This workforce is part of the United Association (UA) and performs the following types of work: plumbing, pipe fitting, sprinkler fitting, pipe welding, HVACR, service work, and other related services.

Governor Hogan has been endorsed by the following public and private sector unions: International Association of Fire Fighters, Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVAC Technicians (UA); State Law Enforcement Officers Labor Alliance (SLEOLA).