Commissioner Brandon Presley Earns The Endorsement Of The Mississippi State Council Of Machinists
The Mississippi State Council of Machinists endorsed Commissioner Brandon Presley at the union’s Southern States Conference of Machinists (SSCM) in Biloxi.
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May 9, 2023
Biloxi, MS – Today, the Mississippi State Council of Machinists endorsed Commissioner Brandon Presley at the union’s Southern States Conference of Machinists (SSCM) in Biloxi. This endorsement highlights Brandon Presley’s commitment to growing Mississippi’s economy and supporting the working families who keep Mississippi strong.
“Brandon Presley is a fighter for working families,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “He has a proven track record of standing up for workers' rights and fighting for good-paying jobs. Brandon will fight every day to make Mississippi a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He is the only candidate in this race who will fight to make Mississippi a state where everyone has a fair shot at success.”
“Our members saw this firsthand from Brandon serving as a member of the Mississippi Public Service Commission since 2008,” said IAM Southern Territory General Vice President Rickey Wallace. “In that role, he has fought for lower energy bills, improved broadband access for rural Mississippi, and better working conditions for workers throughout the state. He is the best candidate who will work to create an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few.”
“I’m proud to have earned the support of Mississippi machinists and aerospace workers who are an essential part of our state’s workforce,” said Commissioner Brandon Presley. “As the son of a single mama who worked hard every day to put food on the table, I know the struggles working families face, and that’s who I will fight for every single day as governor. That’s why my priority will be helping working families get ahead by cutting taxes, returning the power of state government to the people, and protecting workers’ hard-earned benefits.”
The IAM has a strong presence in the aerospace, manufacturing, railroad, federal sector, shipbuilding, and wood, pulp, and paper industries throughout Mississippi, including Masonite Corp., Ingalls Shipbuilding, Keesler Air Force Base, and the John C. Stennis Space Center.
Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he balanced the budget every year, cut taxes twice, and got the town moving again. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.