Workers of Missouri's Department of Social Services have endorsed Rep. Sam Page for Lieutenant Governor.
The workers, members of the Communication Workers of America, Local 6355, said Tuesday that access to affordable healthcare was the driving issue in their decision.
"We in Social Services are witness to the daily sufferings of Missourians from the Blunt-Kinder Medicaid cuts three years ago. We have seen enough. We know it is time Missouri headed in a new direction," said Linda Martin, vice-president of the union.
"We are proud to endorse Sam Page for Lt. Governor. He has shown as a State Representative and as a doctor, that he understands the importance of affordable health care. We know that as Lt. Governor, he will fight to bring affordable healthcare to all Missourians."
CWA Local 6355 represents over 7,000 public sector workers in Missouri. Their public sector membership includes workers in the Department of Social Services and Department of Health and Senior Services.