Congressman Al Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat representing Florida’s 5th Congressional District, scored on Thursday four key endorsements ahead of his August primary clash with former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.
Two of them were local to Jacksonville: the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 360 and the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters, both meaningful given that each group would have experienced Brown’s leadership for four years.
These Jacksonville locals join the local Fraternal Order of Police and Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters in backing the incumbent.
As well, the Sierra Club and the American Postal Workers Union backed Lawson over Brown.
“I am grateful to have the support of such an array of community organizations who work to ensure that our families are safe, our environment is protected and our cities run smoothly,” Lawson said. “They do so much for us; I am proud to have the opportunity to work on their behalf in Congress.”