Machinists Endorse Dr. Kim Schrier

Dr. Schrier earns first major endorsements of race—from IAM District Lodge 751 and Emily’s List—after raising nearly $600,000 in first two quarters of candidacy

Issaquah, WA, January 24, 2018—Dr. Kim Schrier, the 8th congressional district’s leading candidate, has received the endorsement of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) District Lodge 751. IAM District Lodge 751 joins Emily’s List in endorsing Schrier, who has earned the first two major endorsements in the district’s race for Congress.

IAM District Lodge 751 represents approximately 45,000 active, retired, and laid-off aerospace defense contractors, trade workers, and employees across the state for companies and facilities that include Boeing, Triumph Composites, Pexco, AIM Aerospace-Sumner, Hytek Finishes, and Hanford.

“Dr. Kim Schrier is the strongest candidate to take on Dino Rossi and his big money special interest backers, and the best candidate to stand up and fight for our members,” said Larry Brown, IAM District Lodge 751’s legislative and political director. “Kim’s dedication to the 8th district is clear — through her 16 years of caring for our kids as a pediatrician, helping families navigate a health system built by and for the special interests, and through her notable decision to give up the medical practice she loves to fight for us in Congress.”

“Working families are the backbone of Washington state’s economy and the Machinists have played a pivotal role in our state’s history,” said Schrier. “Receiving IAM District Lodge 751’s endorsement is a true honor, and one that fuels my determination to fight for jobs and fair wages for working families.”

The endorsement follows another successful period of fundraising for Schrier. A total of 1,836 citizens contributed over $320,000 to Schrier’s campaign in the last quarter of 2018 — her first full quarter of fundraising — resulting in more than $590,000 raised since announcing her candidacy in August. The Issaquah pediatrician far outpaced the other Democratic candidates in 3rd quarter fundraising, and earlier this month reported beating her own 3Q total in the 4th quarter of last year.