Sangamon County Sheriff hopeful Jack Campbell has been endorsed by four more local bargaining units and the AFL-CIO’s building trades council for central Illinois.
Leaders from the Central Illinois Building and Construction Trades Council, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 965, Laborers International Union of North America Local 477, the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 18, and the Plumbers, Steamfitters & HVACR Local 137 have all indicated they are endorsing Campbell’s bid to return to the Sheriff’s Office after spending 24 years rising through its ranks.
Campbell thanked these groups for their support, and said he hopes voters give him the opportunity to work with them on bringing accountable, collaborative, and modern law enforcement to Sangamon County.
“As a former union member myself, I recognize the value these organizations provide our community,” Campbell said. “Many crimes happen because of shortcomings in our social and economic systems. Collaborating with business and labor groups to strengthen our workforce could deter crimes before they ever happen.”
Campbell also recognized labor’s commitment to disaster recovery, and pledged to strengthen dialogue between those coordinators and the Sheriff’s Office for more effective service delivery.
In September, Campbell was endorsed by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association Unit Five, which represents Springfield Police Officers, and the Illinois Troopers Lodge #41. He has also received financial support from non-endorsing bargaining units, such as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 916 and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 270.
In addition to collective bargaining units, Campbell has been endorsed by 21 Sangamon County mayors and village presidents, the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, the Sangamon County Republican Central Committee, and the ABATE PAC of Illinois.