ALBUQUERQUE – Attorney General Gary King Thursday received the endorsement for his bid to be the next Governor of New Mexico from New Mexico Teamsters Local #492, representing the families of more than 2,300 active members in the state.
“We are pleased today to announce our endorsement of Gary King in this Democratic primary contest for Governor of New Mexico,” said Walter R. Maestas, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local #492.“It is rare for us to endorse in a primary, but it is more than warranted in this instance.Gary King has always been a good friend to the hardworking families of Teamsters in New Mexico.He has been a champion on the issues that are most important to our well-being.As a leader in our State, Gary King has helped our members and their families.He has been there for us, and we are proud to support him.”
“I am pleased to have the trust and support of Teamsters in New Mexico,” Gary King said. “Working men and women and their families need a strong advocate as Governor today. Our families have often been forgotten and overlooked by the current governor in her quest for big campaign contributions. As governor I’ll put the needs of our families ahead of the demands of big-time political contributors who have had too large a voice in our state for too long.”
Last month the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) New Mexico Local #1564 also endorsed Gary King for Governor.