Dutchess & Putnam Counties — New York State Senate candidate Karen Smythe received the endorsement of Teamsters Local 445. Teamsters Local 445 represents over 3,400 members in Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester counties.

Karen Smythe said, “I’m proud to be endorsed by Teamster Local 445 and their hardworking members. I have worked to create good local union jobs, and as State Senator, I will support our brothers and sisters in labor. I’m committed to ensuring the Dutchess and Putnam counties have well-trained workers and good paying jobs to move our economy forward.”

Barry Russell, Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 445, said “Karen Smythe is the leader working men and women deserve. She will defend workers’ rights and advocate for good jobs in our community.  We are proud to endorse her for State Senate and will work hard to get her elected.”

Karen Smythe has also been endorsed by numerous labor unions, including NYS AFL-CIO, Public Employees Federation (PEF), NYSUT, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York & Hudson Valley, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21, CWA, and 32BJ SEIU