Congressional Candidate Brendan Kelly Addresses the Membership of Belleville Federation of Teachers (AFT/IFT Local 434)
Former Belleville East alumnus, Navy veteran, and St. Clair County prosecutor Brendan Kelly, who is vying to replace Mike Bost in Congress, addressed members of Local 434 last week at the general membership meeting. Having attended Belleville schools growing up, Kelly expressed a fondness for public schools in the community, noting that he and his family are products of a great public education. Kelly claims the needs of the people are being ignored because politicians are too busy pandering to special interests at the expense of the people of Southern Illinois. He said he's running to put the people first, and that "changes require the support of . . . people involved in organized labor."
His support for people, public education, and organized labor earned him the endorsement of Belleville Federation of Teachers as the candidate to represent the best interests of our schools, our students, our families, and our members in District 12.
You can find out more about Brendan Kelly on his website.
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Proud alumnus, union member, and educator in District #201 since 2006.
Dr. Hentze is the author of High Finance with Hentze, a monthly blog that provides news about District 201's current financial state.