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Assemblyman Dan Benson. (Photo: Dan Benson).

Benson adds a labor endorsement

By David Wildstein, February 15 2023 9:21 am

In his bid to become the next Mercer County Executive,  Dan Benson has picked up the endorsement of another labor union, with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers announcing their support of him today.

“Assemblyman Benson has been a stalwart supporter of working families and their collective bargaining rights and will continue to do so as Mercer County Executive,” said Sean McBride,  the FPTE Local 196 President/Atlantic Area Vice President/New Jersey State AFL-CIO Vice President.  “We at IFPTE know it firsthand, as he has never said no to us when we requested his support for IFPTE’s diverse membership in New Jersey.  We are proud to lend him our full support.”

IFPTE president Matt Biggs said that Benson “will bring dignity to workers, economic development to Mercer County, and an overall vision that will make residents across Mercer proud.”

“When it comes to standing up for working families, there are few bigger champions than Dan Benson,” Biggs said.  “We need people like Dan in all levels of government.”

Benson and his primary opponent, five-term incumbent Brian Hughes, have been battling over labor endorsements, with both sides scoring victories.

“Workers and their families have always been at the forefront of all the work we do,” said Benson.  “The county must improve the material conditions of residents, and our partners in labor will play a major role in creating a better Mercer County for all residents.”

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