SEA/SEIU Local 1984 endorses Bolton for Senate
The SEA/SEIU Local 1984 Board of Directors on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Bill Bolton for state Senate in District 2. The board felt that Bolton, a long-time SEA member and dedicated public servant, is the best choice to represent District 2 in Concord.
“We are proud to endorse one of our own for the state Senate,” said SEA President Rich Gulla. “The Legislature will benefit from Bill’s in-depth knowledge and experience, and he will help make our state government work best for the people it needs to serve.”
Both Bolton and his wife, Denise, have spent many years serving in state government and as members of the SEA. The family has deep roots in Plymouth, where they’ve raised their four children and Bill serves on the Board of Selectmen.
“I’m proud to earn the endorsement of the working people of SEA/SEIU Local 1984,” Bolton said. “I spent 30 years as a state employee and was fortunate enough to serve as a chapter president in the SEA. That taught me the importance of collective bargaining and the strength that unions bring to our communities.”
Senate District 2 stretches from Haverhill in the north to Tilton in the south, and includes Plymouth, Meredith and Ashland among other towns. Bolton said that in the early part of his campaign, he’s spent time all across the district listening to voters.
“We’ve been talking to folks at transfer stations, in door-to-door canvassing and at farmers markets,” Bolton said. “I’ve found we’re all concerned about the same things – supporting our public schools, making sure our families have access to quality healthcare, and returning some civility to our public discourse. These are issues I spent 30 years learning about as a state employee, and I’m excited to take that knowledge and local focus to Concord on behalf of the people.”
You can read more about our endorsement process here.