Political candidates use endorsements for name recognition and to increase credibility, but what goes into an endorsement?
Greg Laird, the secretary of the Erie Firefighters Union Local 293 says it’s a process.
Candidates are invited to meet with members prior to union meetings where they discuss issues important to the union.
A majority vote then decides who that union will endorse. It doesn’t happen at every election, but this mayoral race is one of the more important races in the City, according to Laird.