HD 61 hopeful Ed Narain receives backing of Tampa city employees union

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State House District 61 hopeful Ed Narain received a key endorsement this week from union that representing City of Tampa workers.

After examining Democrats Narain and fellow candidate Sean Shaw, the 900-member Amalgamated Transit Union, No. 1464 decided on Narain on Friday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

Narain, Shaw, Tatiana Denson and Sharon Carter are running to succeed term-limited Rep. Betty Reed.

“We take pride take pride in not only working for the city, but being a part of the city,” says union president Effrem Green in a statement. “Our families use the same roads, parks, water, and neighborhood services that other Tampa citizens use, and we’re happy to be a part of the community. That’s the same reason we endorsed Ed Narain. … He shares our commitment to this community and to making sure Tampa is a great place to live and work. Narain has deep roots in Tampa, and we know that he will put the needs of our city first when he’s elected to the state Legislature.”

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