From the Hagen campaign:
PAUL HAGEN ENDORSED BY AFSCME LOCAL 1684
District Attorney candidate Paul Hagen has been endorsed by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 1684.
“The Executive Board of AFSCME Local 1684, The Humboldt County Public Employee’s Association is pleased to announce the endorsement of Paul Hagen for District Attorney,” said the union in a written statement. “After consideration in a race which has strong candidates, it was felt that Paul fit best with the ideas and beliefs of the working families. His stance for a fair and equal playing field and willingness to consider the rights of the employee and management made him a good choice. We expect fair treatment from his office under his leadership.”
AFSCME Local 1684 is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and AFSCME District Council 57. The union represents more than 600 public employees in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties.
“Earning the endorsement of AFSCME is a great honor for me,” said Hagen. “My deceased dad was in the UAW for 32 years. The good wages and benefits he received while I grew up gave our family a solid middle class life, and my mom still receives those benefits. I understand the value of union representation and remain grateful for what they do.”
Hagen served as a prosecutor for more than eleven years in four North Coast District Attorney offices and has successfully prosecuted a wide variety of criminal and civil cases.
More information about Paul Hagen is available at www.hagenforda.com.