LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Leaders and members of the Las Vegas Culinary Union announced their 2024 primary endorsements Wednesday.

Culinary Union Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge alongside members and hospitality workers from Las Vegas were at the event

A press conference was held at 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center.

Secretary-Treasurer Ted Pappageorge said they are endorsing politicians that represent “working class families.” He lists President Joe Biden and Senator Jacky Rosen.

“We think they are doing a great job,” he said.

However, he says some state democrats have sided with giant corporations instead of families. He says the union wants to push for more working-class people in office.

“We don’t need more lawyers and management in office,” he said. “We know that.”

He then introduces Geoconda Hughes to the podium. According to the union, she represents a “voice for working families, advocating for politices that support economic security and opportunity.” They say she was a Culinary Union child and daughter of a guest room attendant.

She is running for Senate District 3.

“I know working people like me care for the same issues I do,” Hughes said.

Up next, the President of the culinary union introduced and endorsed Linda Hunt. She is running for Nevada State Assembly District 17.

Hunt says she was a union member for over 40 years.

“Linda’s endorsement today is a celebration and continues a proud tradition of Culinary Union members running for office who are from our community,” the union said.


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