PRESS RELEASE: AFSCME Council 13 members endorse Austin Davis for Lieutenant Governor

Harrisburg, PA (August 23, 2022) – Members of AFSCME Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee, which consists of rank-and-file union members from across the commonwealth, voted unanimously to endorse State Representative Austin Davis as the next Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania.

The committee heard remarks from Davis at the AFSCME District Council 84 office in Pittsburgh on August 23, 2022.

“We are here in Pittsburgh, which has a deep history as a union town, and I am here to assure you that a Shapiro/Davis administration will make sure that Harrisburg is also a union town,” Austin Davis said to the committee members.

Davis is currently a State Representative from the 35th District in Allegheny County. He is the first African American to hold that seat and would be the first African American to be Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. He told committee members that he is the proud son of a union bus driver and a hairdresser.

AFSCME is excited to endorse a proud supporter of the labor movement in Austin Davis.

Members of Council 13’s Statewide Steering Committee encourage their fellow union members to get out and vote for Austin Davis in this pivotal election.

AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) is the largest affiliate in the AFL-CIO. AFSCME Council 13 represents more than 65,000 public employees in Pennsylvania.