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Baltimore/Washington Laborers' District Council Announces Endorsement of Four Candidates for Prince George's County

Reston, VA (February 7, 2018) —Today, the Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council (BWLDC), an affiliate of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), announced its endorsement of four candidates for public office in Prince George’s County, Maryland:

  • Karen Toles for At-Large Councilmember
  • Deni Taveras (incumbent) for District 2 Councilmember
  • Tom Dernoga for District 1 Councilmember
  • Tamera Davis Brown for District 9 Councilmember

Currently the District 7 Councilmember, Karen Toles was a lead sponsor of the County’s 2011 Project Labor Agreement (PLA) ordinance, which enables the County Executive to execute PLAs on county construction contracts valued at $1 million or more. Deni Taveras, who is completing her first term as the District 2 Councilmember, was one of the lead sponsors of a paid sick leave bill for Prince George’s County. Tom Dernoga served as the Prince George’s County District 1 councilmember from 2002 to 2010, and was a clear champion of working people during his tenure. Tamara Davis Brown is a well-known activist in Prince George’s District 9 with a deep understanding of zoning and economic development issues.

“Karen Toles, Deni Taveras, and Tom Dernoga each have strong legislative records of standing with organized labor. Tamara Davis Brown is not afraid to challenge the status quo,” said David Allison, Business Manager of the BWLDC. “We need their voices on the Prince George’s County Council.”

“The BWLDC is committed to identifying, endorsing, and supporting candidates for elected office whose values and priorities are consistent with those of our members. The three Prince George’s County Council candidates we have endorsed today are part of that effort,” commented Allison.


The Baltimore Washington Laborers’ District Council, an affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), represents more than 7,000 LIUNA members who live and work in the Baltimore-Washington region.

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Victoria Leonard