City Council Candidate Brad Shore Receives APFA Endorsement

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The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing nearly 19,900 US-based flight attendants of American Airlines, has endorsed Brad Shore for City Council of Long Beach, California, 9th District.

Mr. Shore, a 25-year employee of American Airlines, is the first to receive an APFA endorsement for a City Council seat. Notably, the Resolution highlights Mr. Shore’s role as a founding member of GLEAM, demonstrating his commitment to issues of equality and diversity, for actively supporting and participating in APFA organizing activities and implementing his Masters of Counseling degree training as facilitator of numerous Critical Incident Debriefs for employees though their Employee Assistance Program.

This endorsement marks a milestone for the 32-year old union. As points of reference, the APFA also has two sister unions. One is the Allied Pilots Association (APA) and the second is the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU). Allied Pilots.org states that they represent some 12,000 members, and is the largest independent pilots’ union in the world. TWU.org identifies 114 autonomous locals representing over 200,000 members and is a recognized affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

In addition to flying, Brad is on staff at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach. He is a psychotherapist in their “Passages” Department which specializes in the treatment of the geriatric/senior population.

Other endorsements Brad Shore has received include, former Vice Mayor and Police Commander of the City of Long Beach, Doug Drummond and the former Mayor of Huntington Beach Debbie Cook, who was also a candidate for Congress. Please visit www.BradShore.org for a full listing of endorsements and to learn more about Mr. Shore.

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