Thursday, August 27, 2009

McGrath endorsed by labor council

LANSINGBURGH – A local candidate for City Council has received the endorsement of an area labor union.

Kevin McGrath, a Democrat who is seeking to represent District 1, was recently endorsed by the Troy Area Labor Council, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

McGrath said that to be recognized by an organization committed to improving the lives of working men and women was very rewarding.

“With more and more individuals and families living on limited and declining incomes, I think it is imperative for city government to work harder to make our community affordable, safer and a place where residents feel they and their loved ones have a future,” said McGrath.

Michael Keenan, president of the labor council, said that his union supported McGrath’s community involvement and the fact that he knew more has to be done to help hard working people in the city.

“We think Kevin’s plans to address the many problems that plague Lansingburgh are right on the mark,” said Keenan. “He has a vision, and he knows how to get things done. Without a doubt, Kevin has the ability to make Troy’s city government more effective for Lansingburgh’s residents.”

Additionally, McGrath pledged to revitalize area neighborhoods so that they are safe for families, the elderly, and local businesses. He also called for a stronger police presence, aggressive enforcement of the city’s housing code to crackdown on absentee landlords, and greater public investment in area businesses.


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