“I have been a Democrat for all of my adult life,” replied Canales-Flores. “I am running as a Democrat and am seeking the support of all Democrats. I will be seeking the endorsement of both the so-called ‘A’ team and the ‘B’ team and I hope that the leadership of both groups will see fit to support my candidacy. I am eager to reach out not only to all party members but also to all of the voters in District 6.
“But my support for Mayor Jack Ford is deep-rooted and unwavering. I will do all I can to help the mayor win re-election and I think his re-election is vital for the City of Toledo .
“I helped to organize Latinos for Ford in 2001 and nothing has changed my opinion that Jack Ford is the most qualified person to be mayor, especially in light of his numerous accomplishments over the last three and a half years during some horrible economic times.”
Last Wednesday’s fundraiser brought Canales-Flores the endorsements of Local 45, Asbestos Workers; Local 33, the Sheet Metal Workers; Local 92, the Toledo Fire Fighters; and Local 8, the IBEW.
Also present at the fundraiser were Lucas County Recorder Anita López, candidates for Toledo Municipal Court Judge Lourdes Santiago and Daniel Pilrose, candidate for Toledo City Council at-large seat Thomas Meinecke, and Bravo bimonthly magazine publisher Margarita de León, among other supporters, friends, and family of the candidate.