The Jason Critchlow for South Bend campaign has been endorsed by more than 20 elected officials, former elected officials and community leaders, including three former Mayors of South Bend, 1 former Governor, and two former Speakers of the Indiana House of Representatives.
Jason has been endorsed by leading members of the South Bend community and the Democratic Party.
STANDING BEHIND JASON'S CAMPAIGN
Roger ParentFormer Mayor of South Bend
Jerry MillerFormer Mayor of South Bend
Dr Virginia CalvinFormer Supt. of South Bend Community School Corporations
Pete MullenFormer St. Joseph County Auditor
Mike DvorakFormer St. Joseph County Prosecutor, former State Representative
B. Patrick BauerState Representative, former Speaker of Indiana House
Ryan DvorakState Representative
Dave ThomasSt. Josesph County Commissioner
Corey NolandSt. Joseph County Councilman
John VoordeSouth Bend City Councilman; former South Bend City Clerk
Sean ColemanPortage Township Trustee, fomer South Bend Council
Diana HessSt. Joseph County Concil
Karl KingFormer South Bend Council
Bob McCahillFormer St. Joseph County Council
Rosemary MandriciSt. Joseph County Assessor
Cindy KilgoreFormer Police Crimestoppers
Mike KrukSt. Joseph County Treasurer
Patrick SheltonCommunity Activist
Al 'Buddy' KirsitsFormer South Bend City Council
Greg ChavezCommunity Activist
Brendan MullenFormer Congressional Candidate
Bill RedmanCounty Sheriff
South Bend TribuneSouth Bend Daily Newspaper
Joe KernanFormer Indiana Governor & South Bend Mayor
SUPPORTED BY ORGANIZED LABOR
United Steelworkers USW 9231
USW 9231 are a Labor Union organization in New Carlisle that gets involved in the community where they live and work.
IBEW Local 153
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 153 for Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan and St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties.
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172
Local 172 Plumbers and Pipefitters Technicians are involved in just about every aspect of construction in the South Bend/Mishawaka and Northen Indiana area involving piping in commercial, industrial and residential projects.
Ironworkers Local 292
Almost 100 years ago Local 292 was formed as a brotherhood that respected a hard day’s work. Whether it’s a hospital, a factory, a bridge, or a University building, Local 292 has been a integral part of building the community.
Endorsed by IBEW, USWA, Ironworkers, and Plumbers & Pipefitters
The campaign has been endorsed by three local labor unions; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 153, the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Local 9231 and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Local 172 (UA Local 172).
Growing up in a middle class family, where his dad was a member of both the USWA and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Jason learned the importance of hard work early in his life. His first job was mowing the grass and taking care of the baseball diamonds at the local FOP Lodge #36 on South Bend’s south side.
While working on his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University South Bend, Jason worked full-time in a downtown South Bend stockroom. Jason continued to work full-time and continued his education completing a master’s degree in Public Administration while going to night school and also starting a family. Jason Critchlow is no stranger to hard work, managing priorities and staying focused on big picture issues.
“Jason has been a friend to working families for several years. He has shown his commitment to fighting for good paying jobs in South Bend and is not afraid of taking on a challenge. IBEW Local 153 is proud to endorse Jason Critchlow for Mayor of South Bend,” said IBEW President Bill Haas.
Todd Kegley, President of the USWA stated, “The United Steelworkers Local 9231 is proud to endorse Jason Critchlow for Mayor of South Bend. Jason has proven his dedication to working families and we know that his commitment to good paying jobs, health care, and retirement security are values he will carry into the City.”
“Jason Critchlow knows what it means to work hard and has proven his commitment to labor in South Bend. We know Jason will stand with working families and continue to help strengthen our economy and that is why Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 172 is proud to endorse Jason (Critchlow) for Mayor,” said UA Local 172 President, Kurt Meade.
“With so many families in South Bend still struggling, we know our future requires increasing wages and economic prosperity for everyone,” said Jason Critchlow. “I am so proud to receive the endorsement of the IBEW, Steelworkers and Plumbers & Pipefitters and look forward to working with them and all the working families of South Bend.”
Operating Engineers Local 150
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 is a union representing approximately 23,000 men and women working in a variety of construction and other industries.
Sheetmetal Workers Local 20
The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) serves to protect and raise the living standards of its skilled men and women.
South Bend FOP #36
The fraternal organization and the recognized representatives for the members of the South Bend Police Department
Endorsed by South Bend Fraternal Order of Police
The campaign has been endorsed by the South Bend Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The endorsement adds to a growing list of individuals and organizations that have declared their support for Jason’s candidacy for mayor of South Bend, a list that includes current and former elected officials, as well as organized labor.
“It’s rare that the FOP endorses a Mayoral candidate, but Jason offers a refreshing view on how the police department and the city can work together to help reduce crime and create a better relationship with the community. We also like his vision for the future of South Bend,” said Harvey Mills, President of the FOP #36.