AFSCME backs Nolan, Novick for Portland City Council

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 189 added its name to a list of union locals endorsing Steve Novick and Mary Nolan for Portland City Council.

In December, IBEW Local 48, Portland Fire Fighters Local 43, the Portland Police Association, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 8, endorsed Novick and  Nolan.

Novick is running for Position 4. The seat is being vacated by Randy Leonard, a former president of Fire Fighters Local 43. Leonard has held the seat since 2002 and is not seeking re-election.

Nolan left the Oregon House of Representatives to challenge incumbent Amanda Fritz in Position 1. Fritz is a 29-year member of the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA). Fritz has endorsements from ONA and Communications Workers of America Local 7901.

The AFSCME Local 189 endorsements were voted on at a general membership meeting held Jan. 24.

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