SEIU Virginia 512 endorses Tia Walbridge
Labor unions start rolling in support for Walbridge's campaign for Blue Ridge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 6, 2019
Round Hill —Today, Tia Walbridge, Democratic nominee for Blue Ridge Supervisor, announced that the Loudoun County union employees of SEIU Virginia 512 has endorsed her campaign for the Loudoun Board of Supervisors, following an endorsement from LiUNA Baltimore Washington Laborers' District Council earlier this month.
“I’m proud to have the endorsement of SEIU and to be a staunch ally for workers and families across Loudoun,” Walbridge said. “I watched for years as my mother, working in a state whose unions have been undermined and undercut, fight to have the right to a fair workplace, fight for the healthcare she was promised and the wages she had earned. I want my county to be home to workers who know they are valued and respected, and I am proud if I can play even a small role in making that happen.”
"Loudoun's working families need champions who will make sure we've all got a fair shot to get ahead,” Patti Nelson, nurse and SEIU Virginia 512 Loudoun Chapter Chair, said. “Tia Walbridge is a tested fighter for good jobs with living wages, affordable health care, and retirement security. She knows what's important to working people and Western Loudoun. That's why frontline Loudoun County employees — nurses, librarians, and social workers — are excited to endorse her campaign!"
SEIU Virginia 512 and LiUNA’s endorsements follow endorsements from Loudoun Education Association PAC, Vote Mama PAC, which supports pro-choice moms running for office, Run For Something, Rep. Jennifer Wexton and several state and local representatives, and a score of "51/50" from Equality Loudoun, a group focused on promoting LGBTQ+ rights in Loudoun County.
Tia is a sheep farmer, small business owner, and mom. She was appointed to sit on the Virginia Agricultural Council and is a board member of Loudoun County Farm Bureau. She also serves on the board of Dandelion Meadow, a nonprofit that provides facilities for women battling addiction in Loudoun County.