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Coal Miners Endorse Democrat in NKY Congressional Race


Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District Democratic Candidate, Bill Adkins has received the endorsement of the United Mine Workers of America representing Kentucky’s coal miners.  Bill Adkins grew up in Kentucky’s coal region in Letcher County and worked as a coal miner when he was younger.  “I am grateful for the UMWA’s endorsement and personally pleased to have the support of the organization for which my father and grandfather fought so hard to have union representation in the mines,” says Bill Adkins.

From the endorsement letter to Bill Adkins: “UMWA…bases its endorsement on well-defined and closely scrutinized criteria, past records of candidate support for issues of concern and importance to coal miners, the statewide labor movement and all working families.”

Bill Adkins also recently received the endorsements of The United Food & Commercial Workers Local 75 , IUE/CWA Local 761, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen and the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Bill Adkins is the Democratic nominee for Kentucky’s 4th Congressional District. His district encompasses Northern and Northeastern Kentucky, along the Ohio River, Southwest to Jefferson County and parts of the Northern/Central counties of Kentucky. New to the 4th Congressional District are Shelby County, northern Spencer County and eastern Jefferson County.
Adkins, an attorney in private practice, resides in Williamstown, located in Grant County, KY.  He is married with seven children and one granddaughter.  He is President of the Grant County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of NKBA and is the Grant County Law Library Treasurer.
SOURCE: Bill Adkins Campaign

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