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Aurora, IL – International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 399 endorsed Linda Chapa LaVia for Mayor of Aurora. IUOE Local 399 maintains and Operates mechanical equipment mechanical equipment in buildings, such as refineries, pumping stations, central steam plants, prisons, hotels, office buildings, universities, they also building automation programs and energy efficiency programs in any type of facility. IUOE Local 399 have almost 10,000 members across Illinois and Indiana.

“The choice for Mayor of Aurora couldn’t be clearer and we are proud to stand with Linda Chapa LaVia. Linda is a strong supporter of working men and women and she has made improving infrastructure, giving organized labor a voice in her administration, and upholding the highest labor standards a major part of her plan to move Aurora forward,” said Local 399 President Brian Hickey.

“I am proud to have the support of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399,” said Chapa LaVia. “I am the only candidate in this race to receive the support of organized labor. I believe that speaks volumes to my history of being an advocate for working families and I will continue to work for them as Mayor of Aurora.”

The North Central Illinois Labor Council and the Illinois AFL-CIO join a growing list of elected officials and organizations supporting Chapa LaVia’s campaign, which include: Senator Linda Holmes, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Former Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Democratic nominee for Comptroller Susanna Mendoza, the North Central Illinois Labor Council, the Illinois AFL-CIO, Vote Vets PAC, the Painters District Council 30, Bricklayers Administrative District Council #1, National Association Letter Carriers Branch #219, AFT Local 604, Sheet Metal Workers Locals 265 & 73, Automobile Mechanics Local 701, Laborers Local 582, the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association, and United Auto Workers (UAW) Fox River Valley PAC.

Chapa LaVia is a lifelong resident of Aurora, a veteran of the U.S. Army and was first elected to the Illinois House in 2002. While serving in the House she has been a leader on education issues, has stood up for veterans, and has delivered millions of dollars to Aurora helping to improve the quality of life for its residents.