“Whether it’s for veterans, working families, or the environment, Colonel Applegate will stand with us,” said Doug Mangione, IBEW Local 441 Political Director.
September 5, 2017 – Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 441 (IBEW Local 441) endorsed Colonel Doug Applegate for California’s 49th Congressional District, saying he is the candidate that will fight for veterans, working families and the environment.
“As a resident of the 49th Congressional District, former Marine, and Vietnam Veteran, I support Colonel Doug Applegate for Congress. A Marine Colonel is taught his first responsibility is to his men and the mission,” said Doug Mangione, IBEW Local 441 Political Director. “I know Colonel Doug Applegate will bring the same pride and sense of responsibility to take care of the needs of our country, state, and district. Whether it’s for veterans, working families, or the environment, Colonel Applegate will stand with us.”
“Thank you to my labor family at IBEW Local 441 for their endorsement today,” said Colonel Applegate. “To each and every constituent in the 49th I pledge to ‘Leave No One Behind’ and that means fighting for local hire, fair wages, equal education opportunties, and Medicare-for-all.”
“On behalf of the 2,300+ skilled men and women of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 441, I am proud to officially endorse Doug Applegate for Congress in California's 49th Congressional District,” said Richard Samaniego, IBEW Local 441 Business Manager. “IBEW Local 441 feels confident that Doug will fight to ensure fair wages and benefits for working Californians.”
Colonel Applegate’s growing list of endorsments includes IBEW Local 441, Roofers and Waterproofers Local 220, Plasterers Union Local 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.