Transit Workers Union Local 291, the collective bargaining group for Miami-Dade transportation employees, is backing Marleine Bastien’s bid for County Commission.
The group noted her longtime nonprofit work as pivotal to its endorsement.
“Over the past 40 years, Marleine has shown an unparalleled commitment to the Miami-Dade Community,” Local 291 President Jeffrey Mitchell said.
Bastien runs the Family Action Network Movement, which helps low- to moderate-income families. She founded the organization in 1991.
Bastien, a licensed clinical social worker by training, faces North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime on Nov. 8 for the right to succeed term-limited District 2 Commissioner Jean Monestime.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics