The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors has voted to endorse Lee Nyquist in state Senate District 9, based on the recommendation of the organization’s Political Education Committee.
Nyquist understands the importance of investments in infrastructure and education for the long-term health of our state, and he’ll bring a collaborative approach honed in his hometown of New Boston. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member Jeremy Dupuis, of Bedford, said Nyquist’s extensive background of community service in New Boston can’t be overlooked.
“Lee has a strong record of serving his community, and that’s what I look for in a candidate,” Dupuis said. “He didn’t just move to our district so he could run for the senate — he’s been here, put down roots and made lasting contributions that help real working people.”
“We need a senator who stands up for working people, who’ll fight to make sure all workers earn a living wage and will work to create educational opportunities that allow our businesses and communities to thrive,” Dupuis said. “I hope you’ll join me and my union in supporting Lee Nyquist in the District 9 Senate race.”
The political endorsement policy of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 requires the Political Education Committee to vet and vote on endorsements in national, state, and local elections. The committee meets with candidates before sending its recommendation to the Board of Directors for final approval. The organization does not base its endorsements on political party affiliation. It endorses candidates who support working people – the fiber of our nation.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 represents over 10,000 public and private-sector employees across the Granite State. First formed in 1940 as a social organization, the SEA won passage of New Hampshire’s Public Employee Labor Relations Law in 1975. Since then, the union has negotiated hundreds of contracts with state, county, municipal and private-sector employers. The SEA affiliated with the Service Employees’ International Union in 1984. With two million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.