Painters & Allied Trades District Council # 35 Endorses Jim Craig for Congress

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jean Weinberg

603.203.8557

Recognizes Jim As A Dedicated Legislator With Real Life Experience to Represent the Working Families of New Hampshire’s Congressional District One

(August 15, 2006)—Today, Painters & Allied Trades District Council # 35 endorsed New Hampshire State House Democratic Leader Jim Craig in his bid for Congress in the Granite State’s first congressional district. Jim was proud to receive the endorsement of the Painters and Allied Trades District Council and the working families they represent. In the twenty plus years since he was a housepainter in college, Jim was also made an honorary painter.

“I am proud to receive the support of the hardworking members of Painters & Allied Trades District Council # 35,” said Jim. “ Families in this district want leaders who will protect our working families and keep their best interests at heart, I’ll keep my pledge to represent them in Congress as I have done in Concord.”

“We know that Jim Craig’s real life experience and his commitment to working families make him the best representative for New Hampshire families in Congress,” said John S. Laughlin, Director Political & Public Relations. “Jim Craig has worked hard in the State House as Democratic Leader for our families, and we know in Congress he will remain committed to fighting for New Hampshire families.”

Jim Craig, candidate for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District, is a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and his roots in the Granite State stretch for five generations. As a veteran of the US Army, he worked for his law degree with the help from the GI Bill and joined his family's law practice. For over 20 years, he has promoted the health and well-being of families by serving on non-profit community boards. He was elected to the New Hampshire State House in 1998 and now serves as Democratic Leader. While in Concord, he worked tirelessly to create bipartisan, practical solutions for the state. As leader, he created a labor caucus that addresses working families' concerns.