Labor advocate groups, past community leaders endorse Nevada County Supervisor Terry Lamphier
May 15, 2014
Nevada County Supervisor Terry Lamphier has received endorsements for his re-election as District 3 Supervisor from the Laborers Local 185 Northern CA District Council of Laborers, the Northern California Carpenter’s Regional Council, and the California United Homecare Workers Union Local 4034.
Lamphier believes strongly in the importance of work that provides a living wage.
“We have been supporting local candidates who exhibit and practice respect for the workers of California and foster programs for fair pay and working conditions,” said Joseph Imbach, area representative for the Carpenters Council. “Supervisor Lamphier is one of those public servants.”
The carpenter and labor organizations have members working on the Dorsey Drive interchange project.
Lamphier, a 35-year licensed building contractor, met with representatives of the Laborers Local 185 at the site recently and was impressed with the quality workmanship and their dedication to safety.
As to the homecare workers, Lamphier said “Homecare workers work long hours taking care of elderly and infirm citizens, earning little more than minimum wage. Cooking, cleaning, bathing, and driving to doctor appointments are critical needs for many of our citizens.”
Lamphier also recently announced endorsements from several past community leaders, including retired County Supervisors Jim Weir, Bruce Conklin and Barbara Green, retired County Treasurer and Tax Collector E. Christina Dabis and retired County Clerk-recorder Bruce Bollinger, as well as past Grass Valley Planning Commissioners Ralph Silberstein, Larry Hoffman, Jim Bair and Kateri Harrison.
In addition, Lamphier’s work as member of the Nevada County Broadband Advisory Group has been highlighted by co-member and business owner Michael P. Anderson.
“Because I served as a member of both the Nevada County Broadband Advisory Group and the Gold Country Broadband Consortium with Terry for the past two years, I have personal experience with Terry’s understanding and support of technology, which is key to economic growth in Nevada County,” Anderson said. “It’s very important that we retain Terry Lamphier’s technical expertise on the board of supervisors by electing him for another term in District 3.”