AFL-CIO backs Conti for Arundel exec
One of the region’s largest labor unions has endorsed the Democratic candidate for Anne Arundel County executive.
The Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO announced its endorsement of businesswoman Joanna Conti Thursday night, according to a press release from the Conti campaign.
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“Joanna’s background and her clear vision for the future of Anne Arundel County makes her exactly the kind of candidate we look to support,” said executive board member Tim Goins, who is also the executive vice president of UFCW Local 27. “Our local unions look forward to working with her candidacy and with her as the next county executive.”
Conti, who has started and run businesses in five industries, is challenging Republican County Executive John R. Leopold this fall.
A spokesman for Leopold declined to comment.
“As a businesswoman, I recognize the importance of working collaboratively with our labor unions,” said Conti. “And I look forward to a constant dialogue and positive relationship with our employee groups as the next county executive.
Mike Souder, Conti’s campaign manager, said Conti shares “worker’s values and leads with character and integrity.”