Culinary to hear from Klobuchar, Buttigieg and Steyer

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Members of Culinary 226 during meetings with presidential candidates in Las Vegas in December. (Culinary 226 courtesy photo)
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Members of Culinary 226 heard from three presidential candidates in December. (Culinary 226 courtesy photo)

Culinary Union members will have another opportunity before the Nevada presidential caucus to hear from Democratic candidates.

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and businessman Tom Steyer will hold town halls with union members beginning this weekend.

Klobuchar is scheduled to meet with members Saturday at 10 a.m. at the union hall, followed by Buttigieg at 11 a.m.  Steyer will join Culinary members on Thursday, January 16 at 10 a.m.

The candidates will also tour the Culinary Health Center, according to union officials. 

Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden met with union members from the Culinary and its parent union, UNITE HERE. 

Union members also heard from Sen. Kamala Harris, who has since pulled out of the race.

UNITE HERE’s executive board has yet to endorse a candidate in the Democratic primary.

Dana Gentry
Reporter | Dana Gentry is a native Las Vegan and award-winning investigative journalist. She is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gentry began her career in broadcasting as an intern at Channel 8, KLAS-TV. She later became a reporter at Channel 8, working with Las Vegas TV news legends Bob Stoldal and the late Ned Day. Gentry left her reporting job in 1985 to focus on motherhood. She returned to TV news in 2001 to launch "Face to Face with Jon Ralston" and the weekly business programs In Business Las Vegas and Vegas Inc, which she co-anchored with Jeff Gillan. Dana is the mother of four adult children, three cats, three dogs and a cockatoo.