BECOME A LABOR CANDIDATE
When union members run, working families win. Path to Power is a project of the AFL-CIO Political Department to identify, recruit, and elect union members to run for local government offices. The purpose is to shift the power in local government to favor stronger pro-worker policies and develop a bench of candidates to move into higher office.
In 2021, we sent over 20,000 pieces of mail to union households in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties and developed web advertisements seen by over 240,000 people on behalf of and at no cost to our Path to Power candidates. Path to Power candidates are eligible for special pricing on robocalls and phone banking as well.
For more information, contact Campaigns Director Brian Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-402-8411.
SOME OF OUR CURRENT PATH TO POWER OFFICE HOLDERS
Brennan, Sean | OEA/NEA | Parma City Council President
Chapman, Ana | AFT Local 1468 Member | Berea Board of Education
Cook, Maggie | OEA/NEA | Mentor Board of Education
Elston, Chanell | AFGE Local 31 | South Euclid Council-at-Large
Graven, James | IAFF Local 92 (Retired) | Olmsted Falls Mayor
Jackson, Ron | SMART Local 33 (Retired) | Maple Heights President of Council
Jeschelnig, Virginia | OEA/NEA | Mentor Board of Education
Jones, Lori | OCSEA/AFSCME Local 11 (Retired) | Olmsted Falls Council
Kan, Michael | AFSCME Local 3631 | Solon City Council Ward 4
Klepacz, George | AFT Local 279 (Retired) | Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
Miceli, Anthony | AFT Local 279 (Retired) | Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
Moore, Michelle | CWA Local 4340 | Mentor-on-the-Lake Council-at-Large
O'Donnell, Michael | SEIU Local 304 (Retired) | Westlake Council Ward 4
Poindexter, Brian | Ironworkers Local 17 | Brook Park Council-at-Large
Rounds, Tom | OEA/NEA | Parma Heights Council Ward 3
Russell, Davida | OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4 | Cleveland Heights Council-at-Large
Scarl, Christopher | Insulators Local 3 (Retired) | North Olmsted Council Ward 1
Tatum, Timothy | Laborers Local 860 | Maple Heights Council District