IBEW ENDORSES GREG HECHT
IBEW Local 1579 Lends Their Support to the Hecht Campaign
Greg Hecht, the leading Democratic candidate in the Lt.Governor's race, has captured the attention and support of organized labor.With just six days left until the Primary on July 18th, the Hecht campaign is advancing full speed ahead.Hecht
has been endorsed by over a half dozen labor unions, every major police benevolent association in the State and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers.Most recently, Hecht
was endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1579. IBEW Local 1579 Business Manager, Kenneth Ward, stated "The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1579 is proud to show our full support for Greg Hecht.
We are confident that Hecht
will represent us well as our next Lieutenant Governor." Hecht
is thrilled to have the support and endorsement of IBEW Local 1579.He
stated "I am honored to have the endorsement of the IBEW Local 1579 and I am honored and humbled that they have joined labor leaders from across the state who believe I work to protect the interests of Georgia workers and families," Greg Hecht
said."I dedicate my life and career to helping everyday Georgians and protecting what we value most; health, education, jobs and family."
With only days to go before the July 18th Primary, The Hecht campaign is on fire!Hecht
has amassed more than 300 endorsements from state, local and municipal leaders from all across Georgia.Additionally he
has received endorsements from all of the major police organizations and most of the major labor organizations in the state, including the three largest labor unions.The endorsements by these numerous religious, community and labor leaders reflects the momentum that the Hecht campaign continues to build as the primary approaches on July 18th.
As the countdown to Election Day begins, Hecht
is poised to capture the Democratic nomination.The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1996, the largest union in the state with more than 13,000 members, The UAW CAP Council, The International Brotherhood of Police Officers of Atlanta, Dekalb and Gwinnett and the Police Benevolent Association, The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1531, The American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Local 3, The State Council of Machinists, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Georgia State Legislative Board, and all 12 CWA Locals in Georgia have all endorsed Greg Hecht.
With television advertisements that have been airing for nearly four weeks, over 2,000 volunteers across the state, a swelling campaign war chest and broad support from community activists, religious and political leaders, Hecht
is poised to emerge as the Democratic victor in the July 18 primary.
A native Georgian, Hecht lives in Jonesboro with his
loving wife, Cherie and their beautiful daughter, Claire.He earned his law degree from The University of Georgia.He completed his undergraduate work at The University of North Carolina. Hecht served in the Georgia Legislature as a State Representative and State Senator.Prior to that, Hecht worked as an Assistant District Attorney, primarily protecting families from violent felons and drug dealers.He is also the immediate past Chairman of the Alzheimer's Services Center.
In addition, he
authored and passed laws on elder abuse prevention, domestic violence prevention, and taxpayer rights, as well as the Georgia Mentoring Act.Hecht
also successfully wrote legislation that established the mental healthcare ombudsmen program and the DNA database of convicted felons.During his
time as a State Senator, he
was named the Georgia Council on Aging's Legislator of the Year