The State Employees’ Association enthusiastically endorses Jennifer Alford-Teaster (D) of Sutton in her run for state senate district 8. Alford-Teaster, a New Hampshire native, is running to represent the economic interests of Granite Staters in the many district 8 communities.
“We are excited to have Jennifer running for this senate seat,” President Richard Gulla said. “Her personal story of hard work and perseverance shows she will be a voice for worker rights. She understands that unions are becoming the last line of defense for good paying jobs and benefits.”
Trained in public health and the sciences, Alford-Teaster works as a research project director for Dartmouth College. She also draws upon her personal story to support the causes that SEA/SEIU Local 1984 champion.
“The work of the union holds personal weight for me,” Alford-Teaster said. “As a teenager, I received support from DCYF [Division of Children, Youth and Families] and that experience really helped me understand the essential need for proper staffing standards, which are often a matter of life and death for New Hampshire children.”
Raised by her mother and grandmother, who both worked multiple jobs to support her and her three siblings, Alford-Teaster understands firsthand the struggles of working families.
“If I’m elected, my focus would be to bring resources to the communities I’ll be representing. We need more job training and apprenticeship opportunities, for example.”
Alford-Teaster will face Sen. Ruth Ward (R-Stoddard) in November.