Hijacking Campaign 2010 - Information on Operating Engineers 139 PAC

Hijacking Campaign 2010

Operating Engineers 139 PAC

Posted: September 8, 2010
Updated: January 17, 2014


The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is the Pewaukee-based trade union representing heavy equipment operators, mechanics, and surveyors that represents mostly road construction workers. At the time of the election their business manager and PAC treasurer was Terrance McGowan, serving his third term in 2010 Before 2010, Local #139 was last active in Wisconsin elections in the fall of 2002 when it supported Jim Doyle for governor.

Local 139's political action committee got involved in the 2010 general elections by sponsoring two radio advertisements in September supporting incumbent Democratic Senator Jeff Plale of South Milwaukee against a primary challenge from Milwaukee County supervisor Chris Larson in the 7th Senate District. Plale lost in the primary.

Last active election: 2002