Labor champion Senator Randall recognized for her wins in the legislature

BREMERTON, WA— Today, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), District 751 announced their sole endorsement of State Senate Deputy Majority Leader Emily Randall’s campaign for Congress. IAM 751 is one of the largest and most influential labor unions in Washington state, covering 33,000 employees. IAM 751 has been organizing in Washington since 1935 and is the largest union for employees of The Boeing Company.

Senator Randall grew up in Bremerton in a Union household and has been a champion for labor and IAM 751 since taking office. Momentum continues to grow in her race for the open Sixth Congressional District. Randall has previously received the sole endorsements of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Senator Patty Murray, Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland, Congresswoman Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, State Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, and State Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins.

Statement from Deputy Majority Leader Emily Randall:

Like many in the 6th Congressional District, I grew up in a hardworking Union household. My mom is a paraeducator at South Kitsap High School, and my dad was a shipfitter at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. My wife is now an apprentice carpenter. That’s why I am so proud to receive the sole endorsement of Machinists 751. 

My Union family didn’t always have it easy. But I saw my parents and my neighbors work hard, and I learned those lessons. That’s why I’ve spent my career finding common-sense, practical solutions to the problems our communities face, to ensure folks have the tools they need to build their own futures.

I am running for Congress to continue to fight for good Union jobs for working families like mine, and I look forward to working hand in hand with Machinists 751.


Deputy Majority Leader Emily Randall’s campaign for Congress has received over 300 endorsements, including Senator Murray and Representatives Strickland, Gluesenkamp Perez, Becca Balint, Robert Garcia, Mark Takano, and Ritchie Torres, Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Washington State Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, Washington State Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, and 60 current and former Washington elected officials.

Randall has also received the endorsements of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Equality PAC, Human Rights Campaign PAC, The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, South Kitsap Professional Firefighters, Bremerton Firefighters, Sheet Metal Workers Local 66, OneAmerica Votes, PODER PAC, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC, and Latino Victory Fund. 

The 6th Congressional District spans from Tacoma to the Olympic Peninsula, and has been represented by Congressman Derek Kilmer since 2013. On November 9, 2023, Kilmer announced his retirement. If elected, Emily Randall, a third generation Washingtonian and 25 year resident of the district, would be the first LGBTQ+ Latina ever elected to the United States Congress.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund sole endorses Emily.

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