The Citizen Action by Public Employees (CAPE) Committee endorses political candidates and organizes political activities for UPEA. The committee is made up of UPEA members who volunteer their time to interview and endorse public employee-friendly candidates for the upcoming election cycle. The CAPE Committee ensures that public employees have a voice and are represented in the political process.
The CAPE Committee interviews candidates about their position on issues important to public employees including compensation and benefits, retirement, healthcare, and the privatization of government jobs. Candidates‘ responses are evaluated to determine whether they align with UPEA’s lobbying efforts for public employees. If the candidate is an incumbent, their voting record on public employee issues is also considered. After the formal interview process and discussion, the CAPE Committee members vote to determine if CAPE will endorse a candidate or remain neutral in a specific political race.
UPEA believes it is important to endorse and elect public employee-friendly candidates. These individuals determine and establish pay and benefits. Through the power of voting, public employees can influence who will represent them on crucial issues.
The candidates listed below have been endorsed by the CAPE Committee for the primary election on June 28, 2022. This list will be updated continuously to reflect any changes as the election cycle progresses.
|House 2||Val Potter|
|House 11||Rep. Kelly Miles|
|House 19||Rep. Ray Ward|
|House 20||Rep. Melissa Ballard|
|House 67||Rep. Christine Watkins|
|Senate 11||Sen. Daniel Thatcher|