By Adam Pagnucco.
SEIU Local 500, which represents MCPS support staff, adjunct college professors, child care employees and other members, has endorsed Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez for the open Council District 1 seat. Gutierrez has also been endorsed by Progressive Maryland, Casa in Action and MCEA. Last week, she requested $10,290 in matching funds from the state under public financing, which – if she gets them – will give her over $30,000 in the bank.
We reprint Local 500’s press release below.
For Immediate Release
March 15, 2018
Contact: Christopher Honey
SEIU Local 500 endorses Ana Sol Gutierrez for Montgomery County Council District 1
(Gaithersburg, MD) SEIU Local 500, the largest union local in Montgomery County, announced it was putting its full support behind Ana Sol Gutierrez for the Montgomery County Council District 1. The District 1 seat is open because incumbent Count Councilmember Roger Berliner is running for County Executive.
“Ana has a strong background in education and understands the unique challenges and opportunities families face in Montgomery County. She has always been an advocate for those left behind in Montgomery County. She has been a leader on issues like affordable housing and working to close the achievement in our schools,” said Merle Cuttitta, President of SEIU Local 500.
President Cuttitta added, “She’s also a member of SEIU Local 500 – she was a union adjunct at George Washington University!”
SEIU Local 500 represents over 20,000 workers across the region, including supporting services professionals in Montgomery County Public Schools, adjunct faculty at Montgomery College and Maryland family childcare providers.