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Orange Earns Washington DC Building Trades Council Endorsement

This story comes to us from the Vincent Orange Campaign:


The Orange At-Large campaign today received the endorsement of the Washington, D.C. Building and Construction Trades Council for the April 26, 2011 special election for DC Councilmember At-Large.


"Without question, Vincent Orange has produced a record of achievement second to none in this At-Large Council race. In the last decade he provided the spark for economic development, commitment to early childhood education, school modernization, providing opportunities for local, small and disadvantaged businesses, embracing the District's history and pursuing good government," said Vance Ayres, Executive Secretary-Treasurer for the DC Building Trades Council.


The Washington DC Building & Construction Trades Council has a membership of over 25,000 in the Washington Region. The Building Trades Council consists of 15 local building trades unions. It represents construction contractors - new construction, modernization, service work and facility maintenance providers for commercial, residential, power plant and all infrastructure work. 

"I'm elated to have the Building & Trades Council's endorsement. The economy will open up soon and great opportunities lie ahead for economic development projects like the US Department of Homeland Security, Anacostia and Southwest Waterfronts, McMillan Reservoir and Walter Reed Medical Center sites," Vincent Orange said. "If we pursue these projects like we pursued, in the last decade, the "Economic Resurgence of Washington, DC Citizens Plan for Prosperity", the City will be well on its way to replenishing our fund balance without raising taxes."