SEA/SEIU Local 1984 issued the following press release for the endorsement of Dave Boutin for New Hampshire State Senate.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Endorses David Boutin For State Senate
Boutin running to replace the late Senator Scott McGilvray in Senate District 16
Concord, N.H. – May 12, 2017 – Today, the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors announced their decision to endorse David Boutin (R-Hooksett) for state Senate District 16, following the recommendation of the organization’s Political Education Committee.
Boutin previously served as the state senator from District 16 from 2010-16. During his four terms, he was an open-minded, outspoken advocate for the residents of Bow, Hooksett, Candia, Dunbarton and Wards 1 and 12 in Manchester. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 member Pam Sullivan of Hooksett said after meeting with Boutin it was clear he was the best choice to represent District 16.
“In his time as state senator, David Boutin has consistently made decisions based on impact for New Hampshire rather than personal ideology,” Sullivan said. “He listens to his constituents and extends his hand across the aisle to fight for issues that matter to Granite Staters.”
Political endorsements made by SEA/SEIU Local 1984 require the Political Education Committee to vet and vote on endorsements in national, state, and local elections. In this instance, the committee met with all major candidates in this race before sending its recommendation to the Board of Directors for final approval. The board then voted to endorse Boutin. SEA/SEIU Local 1984 does not base endorsements on political party affiliation. It endorses candidates who support and will continue to fight for the working people of New Hampshire.
About The State Employees’ Association/SEIU Local 1984
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 2 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.