Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Indiana Teamster running hard for state rep

Brother Jerod Warnock, business agent for Teamsters Local 135 in Indianapolis, has a good shot at winning his race for state representative in Indiana's 5th District.

Warnock, a Democrat, spends his off hours at events such as a church rummage sale, a police breakfast (at 4:30 a.m.), tailgate parties at Notre Dame football games and the Elkhart Labor Day parade. He knocks on doors three times a week. His big brother Bob, president of Teamsters Local 364, accompanies him on his walks around the district.

(Their dad, Bob Warnock, Jr., is a Teamster retiree now. The South Bend Tribune just ran a nice story about him.)

Warnock is one of three Teamsters running for the state Legislature in Indiana. It's part of a concerted effort by working people to reclaim the state and repeal the right-to-work-for-less law enacted earlier this year. But it won't be easy.

"It's going to be work," Warnock said. "We're good at that."

The two other Teamsters running for the Indiana Legislature are Local 1070 President Brad Thompson and Local 716 President Jim Cahill. Thompson is running for state Senate from the 7th District. Cahill is running for state Senate from the 37th District.

Check out Warnock's website here and give his Facebook page a Like.