April 4, 2008 Volume 109 Number 7

Labor groups split in race for Oregon attorney general

Both candidates running for Oregon attorney general in the May 20 Democratic primary have union support.

Law school professor and former federal prosecutor John Kroger has been endorsed by the Oregon AFL-CIO; Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council; Service Employees International Union locals 503 and 49; Oregon Education Association; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48; Carpenters Locals 1065, 711, 1388, 2416, 247, and 2154; Portland Police Association; the Oregon State Police Officers Association, and Teamsters Joint Council No. 37.

His opponent, State Rep. Greg Macpherson of Lake Oswego, has been endorsed by United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, the state’s largest private-sector union. He also was recommended for endorsement by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.


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