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For Immediate Release
Todd Brogan
347-2013SAL (347-201-3725)

TWU Local 101 Endorses Sal Albanese for Mayor

(Brooklyn, NY) Transport Workers Union Local 101, comprised of more than 1,500 employees of National Grid, announced on Friday that its members had thrown their support behind Democratic Mayoral candidate and former City Councilman Sal Albanese.

"Sal Albanese has always fought to make sure that hard-working New Yorkers, like the members of TWU 101, get treated fairly. From sponsoring the city's first living wage law to standing up for teachers and bus drivers, he has that rare combination of courage and skill needed to get the job done. We're proud to endorse him for Mayor," said TWU Local 101 president Mike Conigliaro.

"During Hurricane Sandy, these folks put their safety on the line to restore utilities for their fellow New Yorkers," Albanese said. "That is the kind of commitment to the public interest that I plan to bring with me to City Hall. So, I'm honored and humbled to receive Local 101's endorsement."


Former New York City Councilman Sal F. Albanese was born in Calabria, Italy, in 1949. At eight years old, he moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, graduating from John Jay High School in 1967. He received his B.A. in Education from CUNY, York College, an M.A. in Health from New York University, and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Sal was a New York public school teacher for eleven years before running for City Council in 1982. During his Council tenure, Sal was renowned as an expert on police and education issues, an early proponent of LGBT rights, a leader in the fight for a Living Wage, and a strong advocate for campaign finance reform and term limits.

For the past fifteen years, he has worked in the private sector in the legal and financial field. For the last nine years, he worked for Mesirow Financial and held the title of Managing Director. Sal lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with his wife of 40 years, Lorraine. They have two daughters.

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