STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – The Arizona Pipe Trades Local 469 named Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 16), 2011 State Representative of the Year.
In a letter to Gallego, the Arizona Pipe Trades Local 469 indicated they chose him for the award because of his stance on “the issues that matter most to Pipe Trades members… creating jobs, protecting the right of workers to organize, and supporting the working families who are struggling in these tough economic times.”
Gallego will receive the award at the Arizona Pipe Trades 469 annual Pin Ceremony on Saturday, March 10.
“I am honored by the Local 469’s decision to award me with State Representative of the Year,” Gallego said. “I am happy to stand with Arizonans who are working to create jobs and help families. I will continue to strive for the values and principles exhibited by the Local 469.”