FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 7, 2006
Bob Bruce for Executive Council
BRUCE GETS SHIPYARD LABOR ENDORSEMENT
CANDIA - Paul O'Connor, President of the Portsmouth Federal Employees Metal Trades Council endorsed District 4 candidate Bob Bruce for New Hampshire's Executive Council.
In the endorsement, O'Connor wrote, "We first met Bob during the fight to keep the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard open in the BRAC process. Bob knew the vital role the shipyard holds in the NH economy, and the tradition of excellence that has made our workers famous."
Citing Bruce's commitment to keeping the shipyard open, O'Connor continued, "We believe Bob will bring that same dedication to the office of Executive Councilor. His ability to understand issues that impact the entire state would be of great value to the Executive Council and the Governor."
The Portsmouth Federal Employees Metal Trades Council represents 11 local unions including: Local 134, Asbestos Workers; Local 192, Laborers; Local 546, Sheetmetal Workers; Local 745, Riggers; Local 788, Pipefitters; Local 836, Machinists: Local 877, Operating Engineers; Local 920, Boilermakers; Local 1915, Painters; Local 2071 Electricians; and Local 3073, Carpenters and Joiners.
"The Shipyard is a critical component of the Seacoast's economy, employing skilled laborers who have a record of returning submarines to service under budget and ahead of schedule. I am honored to have received this endorsement, the Shipyard is one of New Hampshire's greatest assets and I will always be there to ensure that it remains open," said Bruce.
"Bob Bruce will serve the voters of District 4 with integrity and passion," wrote O'Connor. "He is not a career politician. Instead, Bob is a good neighbor who can be trusted to put the needs of the people as his first concern. We urge the voters of District 4 to choose the man who will represent them in Concord by bringing leadership to the Executive Council, and that man is Bob Bruce."