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Marlin Receives Broad-Based Endorsements

URBANA— Diane Marlin, Democratic nominee for Mayor of Urbana, has announced endorsements from local labor and business organizations, representing broad-based community support ahead of the April 4 election. 
Marlin is endorsed by the Champaign County AFL-CIO, East Central Illinois Building Trades Council, Laborers Local 703, and the Champaign County Business Empowered PAC, affiliated with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. These endorsements follow earlier support from Urbana Firefighters Local 1147 and Urbana Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70.
“Diane Marlin is committed to helping working people thrive,” said Matt Kelly, President of the Champaign County AFL-CIO. “She is committed to smart growth and good planning and making Urbana a better place for people who live and work in the city. We are proud to stand with her and look forward to her leadership as Mayor.” 
Champaign County Business Empowered PAC, which represents the interests of business owners and job creators throughout Champaign County, calls Marlin the best choice for Mayor. 
“The city is ripe for change and Ms. Marlin is well suited to lead that change,” said Business Empowered PAC spokesperson Garret Hill. “Her message focused on economic development and rebuilding the relationships with the business community is exactly what we would like to see in Urbana’s next mayor.”
Marlin says the six endorsements show her commitment to working with all parts of the community to help Urbana thrive. 
“We should capitalize on our community strengths to attract new residents, encourage business growth, and bring jobs to the community,” said Marlin. “With the help of residents, business owners, students, and city employees, we’ll make Urbana a better place to learn, live, work, and raise a family. 
Voters will elect Urbana’s Mayor April 4. To learn more about Diane Marlin, visit 

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