The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 has endorsed Alder Lindsay Lemmer for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48.

Operating Engineers Local 139 represents over 10,000 heavy equipment operators in the construction industry throughout the State of Wisconsin. An integral part of Local 139’s commitment to provide highly skilled operators is a comprehensive training program widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. Operating Engineers is a recognized leader in organized labor’s efforts to improve the standards of living of workers and their families.

Terrance McGowan, President and Business Manager of Local 139 and IUOE General Vice President said, “Alder Lemmer’s interest in improving the State’s economy so that working men and women can get back to work in family supporting jobs is greatly appreciated by the members of our Union. We look forward to working with Lindsay to help save and create new jobs.”

“Improving our infrastructure with the highly skilled workers represented by the IUOE must be a priority going forward,” Lemmer said. “I look forward to working with Local 139 to not only build our State’s road and bridges, but to build an economy that works for everyone.”

Lemmer is also endorsed by Madison Teachers, Inc., AFSCME, the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, AFT-Wisconsin, and Women Lead Wisconsin along with 30 current and former elected officials, more than any other candidate in the race. She has also earned the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from Moms Demand Action.

Lindsay Lemmer is running for the open seat in Assembly District 48. Representative Melissa Sargent, who is leaving the Assembly to seek a Wisconsin Senate Seat, has also endorsed Lemmer. Lindsay is a  Madison City Council member with a proven track record of solving tough problems. Throughout her career she has championed access to education, voting rights, environmental protection, access to health care, and economic opportunity for all.

Lindsay’s commitment to public service is extensive. A longtime member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she is President of the Wisconsin chapter. She has also served as the Communications Chair for the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, working with the League of Women Voters and the NAACP on voting rights.

Lindsay has an MBA from Edgewood College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her partner Adam Hills-Meyer live in the Heritage Heights neighborhood on Madison’s east side.

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