Walker, who has been comptroller for 17 years, hopes to unseat incumbent Mayor Clinton Young in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary election. The winner of that election effectively wins the general election in this overwhelmingly Democratic city.
“We need a leader like Maureen Walker now more than ever before,” said George Gresham, president of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. “During these tough economic times, we need a mayor who will create jobs and strengthen the economy. We decided to endorse Maureen Walker because we believe she has integrity, she knows the issues that affect working people, and we trust she will move Mount Vernon in the right direction.”