Thursday, November 7, 2013

Teamster local president wins election to county legislature

Kevin McCaffrey, New York's new county legislator and president of Teamsters Local 707.
UPDATES to CORRECT McCaffrey elected to Suffolk County Legislature sted NY Assembly.

Congratulations to Brother Kevin McCaffrey, who won his race for Suffolk County legislator on Tuesday. 

He's president of Teamsters Local 707 on Long Island, which represents truckers and Nassau County off-track betting workers. He's also been deputy mayor of Lindenhurst for 23 years.

New York Newsday endorsed him for the seat, citing his experience and independence:
(He) has been a trustee and deputy mayor of Lindenhurst Village for 23 years...McCaffrey's municipal background has prepared him to be an effective legislator...McCaffrey has helped balance Lindenhurst's budgets for years while Dolan's experience is more limited and outside the public sector.  
And, like so many of our Teamster brothers and sisters in the New York region, Brother McCaffrey devoted many hours and much effort to helping victims of Superstorm Sandy. Newsday wrote,
McCaffrey says his efforts to help residents the night superstorm Sandy hit and in the aftermath have been draining but rewarding. His passion is affecting.
The Lindenhurst Patch reported on his victory:
With 100 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday evening, Kevin McCaffrey, the Republican candidate and current deputy mayor of Lindenhurst, took the majority of the legislative district with 5,334 votes, or 52.47 percent... 
The mood was celebratory for McCaffrey and company, who celebrated what he called a "hard-fought but well deserved victory" at Suffolk County Republican Headquarters. 
"We worked very hard but I always felt I had the experience to go on," McCaffrey told Patch. "I am going to show that experience and independence for the district."
Learn more about Brother McCaffrey on his Facebook page.

Proud of you, Brother!