101813i-Tim-ToomeyFrom the Tim Toomey campaign, Oct. 25: City Councillor Tim Toomey announced that his reelection campaign has been endorsed by a number of labor and environmental groups, including the Massachusetts Sierra Club and Greater Boston Labor Council.

“I am honored to have received the endorsement of so many groups that I feel represent the values of the Cambridge community,” Toomey said. “I work hard and do my very best to make sure that our community is represented on the Cambridge City Council, and I am humbled to see that work be recognized by so many groups.”

In addition to the endorsement of the Greater Boston Labor Council, Toomey received endorsements from Laborers International Local 151 and IBEW Local 103. “I am very grateful to have the endorsement of organizations representing Cambridge’s workers,” Toomey said. “Labor unions play a very important role in our city, and I have always felt that the right to organize is something that should be fiercely defended. I am proud to receive these endorsements and promise to continue to represent the voices of workers as a member of the City Council.”

The Greater Boston Labor Council is a federation of 154 local unions and councils. The Council’s affiliated unions represent more than 90,000 workers, including teachers, transit workers, construction workers, police, firefighters, janitors and manufacturing workers.

Toomey has also received the endorsement of the Massachusetts Sierra Club, one of Massachusetts’ most prominent and active environmental groups. “I am honored to once again be endorsed by the Massachusetts Sierra Club for my work on environmental issues,” Toomey said. “The City Council has an important leadership role to play in setting city policies that ensure the protection of our waterways and the environment as a whole. I pledge to continue the work I have done to protect and clean up the Charles, increase the prevalence of green space in Cambridge, and encourage public and private buildings to be built to the highest energy efficiency standards possible.”

In addition to labor and environmental groups, Toomey has been endorsed by Mass Voters for Animals, an organization dedicated to supporting candidates who have shown a commitment to humane policies that protect animals. “As an animal lover, I am very proud to have received the endorsement of Massachusetts Voters for Animals,” Toomey said. “I will continue to fight for policies that ensure the humane and just treatment of all animals.”

A complete list of Toomey’s 2013 endorsements can be found here.