John Patrick Taylor for Kalamazoo County Clerk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
News from the South Central Michigan AFL-CIO Labor Council

September 6th, 2016
Contact: Jonathan Byrd, 269-962-9142

South Central Michigan Labor Council Endorses John Taylor for Kalamazoo County Clerk

KALAMAZOO – Today the South Central Michigan Central Labor endorsed John Taylor for Kalamazoo County Clerk. Taylor is currently Chair of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners, where he has served as a Commissioner for the past 13 years.

“At a time when politicians in Lansing are trying to make it harder to vote, we need more local clerks who will fight to expand access to voting,” said Jonathan Byrd, President of the South Central Michigan Central Labor Council. “That’s why working people are supporting John Taylor for Kalamazoo County Clerk. John’s been a tremendous leader as Chair of the county board, and he’s always been a good steward of our tax dollars. As Clerk, John will make voting easier and more efficient. Our members are committed to working hard to elect John this November.”

Taylor was first elected to the County Commission in 2002 as a Western Michigan University student, becoming the youngest commissioner to serve in more than 20 years. Over the past six years, the board has invested $50 million on capital improvement projects that have created local jobs and improved services without raising taxes. Taylor was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as Chair of the County Commission in January of 2014.

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The South Central Michigan Labor Council is a coalition of local labor unions, representing thousands of union members in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties

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Zack Pohl
Communications Director
Michigan AFL-CIO