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Candidate Valdez Tours Houston Center

Texas gubernatorial candidate, Lupe Valdez, spent a good bit of time recently at the Houston Carpenters & Millwrights Training Center, which also houses Central South's Local 551 offices. There she met with council and training trust fund leaders, then spoke with Local 551's executive board and presented at the Local 551 union meeting.

"Union training centers with the latest equipment, apprenticeships & a focus on specialized skills like the Central South Carpenters and Local 551 prepare workers to compete in a global economy & are key to the prosperity of Texas," said Valdez in a Facebook post about the visit. "We are better off when unions & everyday working folks are strong."

Learn more about Lupe Valdez by visiting her website,

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