Colonel Applegate has proven himself, time and again, that he is a warrior for working families, said United Union of Roofers Waterproofers Business Manager Brent Beasley
August 25, 2017 - Today, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 220 endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that will fight for working families and bring much needed change to Washington, D.C.
“Colonel Applegate has proven himself, time and again, that he is a warrior for working families,” said United Union of Roofers Waterproofers Business Manager Brent Beasley. “I believe Col. Applegate will work hard to represent the constituents of the District."
“I will stand with and work for the roofers and waterproofers of the 49th, while Darrell Issa just stands on the roof,” said Colonel Applegate. “I am running for Congress to protect California’s working families because I come from a middle-class union household, and I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if I didn’t grow up union. In Congress I’ll remember where I came from, and I pledge to fight for local hire, investments in infrastructure projects, and Medicare-for-all.”
Local 220 has 650 members based out of Orange County, whose members apply to all types of roofing, and waterproofing systems including low sloped, steep sloped, structural barrier and air barrier applications.
Momentum continues to grow for the Democratic candidate to replace Darrell Issa. Colonel Applegate has received the endorsement of the Plasterers 200, National Nurses Union (NNU) California State Association of Letter Carriers, California State American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and VoteVets. Applegate will again challenge controversial incumbent Rep. Darrell Issa to represent the 49th District in the June 2018 primary, promising to overcome the narrowest (1,621) vote gap of 2016 election cycle.
Douglas Applegate is a Colonel USMCR (retired). Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of Defense.