Politics & Government

Bradenton mayoral candidate to pick up union endorsement

Richard O’Brien, a Bradenton mayoral candidate, will be publicly endorsed Friday by a local union, according to a news release issued Tuesday.The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 173 of Joint Council 75 includes employees of Tropicana Products Inc., the release said.The endorsement announcement will be 5:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 7 at 824 26th Ave. E.O'Brien is challenging incumbent Wayne Poston and Ward 2 Councilwoman Marianne Barnebey for the mayor's seat.The nonpartisan election is Nov. 6.