Election Endorsements

THE CANDIDATES LISTED below have been selected by the leadership of Local 5, along with the International Government Affairs Department, as those who will best support working families.

We know that how you vote is a personal decision. And we respect that decision. We also know that working families will make a huge difference in these elections.

The union’s source of strength in the political arena is an informed union member who registers and votes. Please make your vote count in 2020!

Candidates for the House of Representatives are listed by congressional district. Endorsements are also included for statewide elections. Races where no candidate earned our endorsements have been left off the list.

  • 1st Lee Zeldin (R)
  • 3rd Tom Suozzi (D)
  • 6th Grace Meng (D)
  • 7th Nydia Velazquez (D)
  • 8th Hakeem Jeffries (D)
  • 9th Yvette Clarke (D)
  • 10th Jerrold Nadler (D)
  • 11th Max Rose (D)
  • 12th Carolyn Maloney (D)
  • 13th Adriano Espaillat (D)
  • 16th Jamaal Bowman (D)
  • *17th Mondaire Jones (D)
  • *18th Sean Patrick Maloney (D)
  • 19th Antonio Delgado (D)
  • 20th Paul Tonko (D)
  • 21st Elise Stefanik (R)
  • 22nd Anthony Brindisi (D)
  • 24th John Katko (R)
  • 25th Joseph Morelle (D)
  • 26th Brian Higgins (D)
  • 27th Nate McMurray (D)+

+ Challenger
* Open Seat

How the candidates were chosen

We endorse candidates only after they have undergone close scrutiny. To earn our endorsement, a candidate must show a willingness to work with us — not by their statements, but by their actions. They must vote the way we need them to vote on key issues before Congress, and they must sit down with us to solve problems we are having in their district or state.

Please examine this list. If you do not understand why we are supporting a particular candidate, ask your local lodge leaders or the Government Affairs Department for clarification.

Paid for by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Campaign Assistance Fund,  phone: (202) 756-2868 and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.