Tennessee Pipe Trades Endorses Karl Dean for Governor

Tennessee Pipe Trades Endorses Karl Dean for Governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 25, 2018) — On Monday at their winter conference in Sevierville, the Tennessee Pipe Trades publicly endorsed Karl Dean for Governor.

“We are excited to support Mayor Dean who we believe will be the next Governor of Tennessee,” Tennessee Pipe Trades President Bobby Sproles said. “As governor, Karl will advocate for policies that support hard working Tennessee families including apprenticeship and training programs that provide young adults with promising career paths in the construction industry.”

“I thank Bobby and the Tennessee Pipe Trades for their support, and look forward to continuing to receive their insights on what the state can do to support the next generation of apprentices and journeymen,” Dean said. “We must invest in apprenticeship and training programs that provide young adults who do not go to a four-year college with alternative career paths that will pay more than a minimum wage.”

The Tennessee Pipe Trades represents more than 4,300 plumbers, pipefitters, and sprinkler fitters, and is a member of the the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders and Service Techs.

About Karl Dean
Karl Dean is a democratic candidate running for governor in 2018. Dean served two terms as the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. His administration focused on education, public safety and jobs. As mayor, he led the city of Nashville to unprecedented economic prosperity that it’s experiencing today. He kept taxes low while making significant investments in public infrastructure, paving the way for new economic development in all parts of Davidson County. Dean first held public office when he was elected as Nashville’s public defender in 1990, a role he served in for nearly a decade before becoming the city’s law director. After leaving the Mayor’s Office in September 2015, Dean began teaching at Belmont University as a distinguished visiting professor of history and political science. Dean is married to Anne Davis, a Nashville native and attorney. They have three grown children and one granddaughter. More information about Karl Dean for Governor can be found online at www.karldean.com or by following Karl Dean on Twitter and Facebook.


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