By Michael Scott Davidson Las Vegas Review-Journal
A state senator with a record of supporting workers is competing for organized labor endorsements after a union official entered the race for Clark County Commission.
Sen. Tick Segerblom this week touted support from local unions representing builders, electrical workers, painters and water employees after Laborers Local 872 vice president Marco Hernandez announced his candidacy. The Democrats will face off in the June primary for the County Commission’s District E seat.
“I want people to know that just because my opponent is from organized labor that organized labor is not united in who they’re supporting,” said Segerblom, 69. “I actually believe that I’ll get the majority of labor (endorsements).”
[Laborers 872] listed seven Republican candidates for Nevada Legislature that have the union’s support. Republican attorney Tisha Black also got the nod in her bid for the County Commission’s District F seat.
The union also is supporting incumbent Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske, attorney general candidate Wes Duncan and state Sen. Michael Roberson for lieutenant governor. All are Republicans.
That is a sharp increase from 2016, when Laborers Local 872 endorsed five Republican candidates.
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