In his effort to win back his old seat on the City-County Council in District 11, former Council President Steve Talley won the endorsement of AFSCME Local 725.
Here is the release from the Talley campaign:
Friday, January 20, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS – America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 725 (Indianapolis) today endorsed former Indianapolis City County Councilor Steve Talley election bid for City-County Councilor District 11. AFSCME President Steven Quick cited Talley’s responsiveness to the needs of the employees, as a key factor behind the union's endorsement.
"During your administration there were no grievances filed and morale was at an all-time high. You were responsive to our members needs with your style of management which in this day and age is unheard of and we appreciated it” President Quick continued by saying “You also have went above and beyond the call of duty by helping the employees and their families outside of the regular working hours”.
Talley thanked President Quick, and praised AFSCME Local 725’s dedication and invaluable work on behalf of the citizens and visitors of Indianapolis.
“AFSCME Local 725’s commitment to Indianapolis, and its future, is inspiring. Quite literally, they have kept this city running sometimes under some very challenging circumstances," Talley said.
Paul Bateman currently sits in the District 11 seat. Bateman, who has had his own outside-of-council problems, has yet to announce his intentions formally. Bateman voted for Mayor Ballard's unpopular (among Democrats and reasonable Republicans) parking asset transfer deal that raised parking rates, changed hours the meters operate, and gave control of the assets to ACS.
Incidentally, Bateman has nothing in his campaign account.