Maryland State Council of Machinists Congratulate IAM Endorsed Candidates Angela Alsobrooks and Johnny Olszewski on Election Night Victories

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., May 15, 2024—The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Maryland State Council of Machinists congratulates Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks on her primary victory in the Maryland U.S. Senate race and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on his win in Maryland’s Second Congressional District primary. Their steadfast commitment to working families and tireless advocacy for economic justice directly impact our members and their families.

Angela Alsobrooks’ journey, marked by her historic role as the youngest and first woman elected Prince George’s County State’s Attorney and her current position as County Executive, is a testament to her unwavering dedication to public service. Her focus on job creation, educational advancement, and community safety, along with her initiatives to raise the minimum wage and improve healthcare access, demonstrate her strong support for working-class families, inspiring the general public.

“Angela Alsobrooks’ leadership has been instrumental in driving positive change in Maryland,” said IAM International President Brian Bryant. “Her commitment to economic empowerment and workers’ rights will make her a strong champion in the United States Senate. The IAM is committed to helping propel Angela to victory in November.” 

Johnny Olszewski’s leadership as Baltimore County Executive has brought about life-changing initiatives, fostering a more equitable and progressive community. His advocacy for emergency benefits in the aftermath of the Key Bridge collapse is a clear example of his commitment to protecting workers and ensuring their well-being during crises, instilling hope and optimism in the community.

“Angela Alsobrooks is the type of elected official we need in Washington,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “She is a leader who puts the people above all else. Johnny O’s track record as County Executive of Baltimore County speaks volumes about his commitment to workers. The IAM Eastern Territory will call and knock on doors to ensure both are elected in November.”

“Johnny O’s dedication to the people of Baltimore County is evident in his relentless pursuit of solutions to complex challenges,” said Maryland State Council of Machinists President Joseph “Rick” Compher. “We have the right person to fight and protect working families’ interests in the Second Congressional District. The IAM stands firmly behind Angela Alsobrooks and Johnny Olszewski as they embark on their journeys to uplift and empower communities across the state.”

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is among the largest industrial trade unions in North America and represents nearly 600,000 active and retired members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airlines, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.

Share and Follow: