The three local UFCW unions represent a combined 28,500 Marylanders

LANDOVER, Md. (June 1, 2022) – Today, three United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) local unions announced endorsements for the 2022 elections in Maryland.

The three unions – UFCW Local 400, UFCW Local 27, and UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO – represent a powerhouse of working people, with a combined 28,500 members in Maryland working in a wide variety of industries, including grocery, retail, health care, food processing, meatpacking, cannabis, gaming, and more, as well as the public sector.

“With the combined power of our three unions, UFCW members are a force to be reckoned with in Maryland,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “We know our strength comes from our unity, and in this upcoming election, we are committed to ensuring the interests of hard-working Marylanders are prioritized in Annapolis.”

“After years spent on the frontlines of a deadly pandemic, UFCW members – and all essential workers – need leaders who will fight for them in Annapolis,” said Jason Chorpenning, President of UFCW Local 27 based in Baltimore. “We have come together to endorse these candidates because we know each and every one of them will stand up for our hard-working members and their families.”

“In today’s economy, it is imperative that our elected leaders fight for what’s best for working families,” said Gino Renne, president of Local 1994 MCGEO. “We need advocates in the halls of government who not only understand the struggles we’re all facing but will also do the right thing on our behalf. Our endorsed candidates have shown a commitment to safeguarding working families.”

Maryland Candidates Endorsed by UFCW

Governor Tom Perez
Lieutenant Governor Shannon Sneed
Attorney General Anthony Brown
Comptroller Brooke Lierman
U.S. Senate Chris Van Hollen


U.S. Congress  
Congressional District 1 Heather Mizuer
Congressional District 2 Dutch Ruppersberger
Congressional District 3 John Sarbanes
Congressional District 5 Steny Hoyer
Congressional District 6 David Trone
Congressional District 7 Kweisi Mfume
Congressional District 8 Jamie Raskin


Maryland State Senate  
District 14 Craig Zucker
District 15 Brian Feldman
District 16 Susan Lee
District 18 Jeff Waldstreicher
District 19 Ben Kramer
District 20 Will Smith
District 21 Jim Rosapepe
District 22 Paul G. Pinsky
District 23 Raaheela Ahmed
District 24 Joanne Benson
District 25 Melony Griffith
District 26 C. Anthony Muse
District 28 Arthur Carr Ellis
District 39 Nancy King
District 47 Augustine Malcolm


Maryland State House of Delegates  
District 14 Anne Kaiser
Eric Luedtke
Pamela Queen
District 15 Linda Foley
David Fraser-Hidalgo
Lily Qi
District 16 Ariana Kelly
Marc Korman
Sara Love
District 17 Kumar Barve
Julie Palakovich Carr
District 18 Emily Shetty
Jared Soloman
District 19 Charlotte Crutchfield
Bonnie Cullison
Vaughn Stewart
District 20 Lorig Charkoudian
David Moon
Jheanelle Wilkins
District 21 Ben Barnes
Mary Lehman
Joseline Pena–Melnyk
District 22 Anne Healy
Alonzo Washington
Nicole A. Williams
District 23 Marvin Holmes
Januari McKay
Kym Taylor
District 24 Andrea Harrison Fletcher
Jazz Lewis
Christopher Stevenson
District 25 Darryl Barnes
Nick Charles
Karen Toles
District 26 Veronica Turner
Kriselda Valderrama
Jamila J. Woods
District 27 27A: Susie Proctor
27B: Jeffrie E. Long, Jr.
District 28 Debra Davis
Edith Patterson
C.T. Wilson
District 39 Lesley Lopez
Kirill Reznik
Clint Sobratti
District 47A Diana Fennell
Robert Julian Ivey
District 47B Marlin Jenkins



United Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 is led by President Mark Federici and represents 35,000 members working in the grocery, retail, health care, food processing, service and other industries in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. 

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 27 represents more than 20,000 hard-working men and women in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia in grocery and retail, pharmacy, food processing, chemical processing, meatpacking, manufacturing, cannabis, gaming, and public sectors.

UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO is a union representing approximately 9,000 workers in Maryland, primarily in public service.