IBEW Local 490 endorses Jim Craig For Congress

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IBEW Local 490 ENDORSES JIM CRAIG FOR CONGRESS

Electrical Workers and Their Families Support Jim

Group Cites his Commitment to Working Families As Democratic Leader in New Hampshire’s State House

(August 9, 2006)— Today, Congressional Candidate Jim Craig received a major endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 490. The working families of the IBEW support Jim Craig’s candidacy for congress in New Hampshire’s First District and his consistent support as Democratic Leader in New Hampshire’s State House.

“I am proud to receive the support of the hardworking men and women of IBEW Local 490. Equal rights and fair wages are goals shared by people across the First Congressional district,” Jim said. “Families in this district want leaders who will protect our working families and keep their best interests at heart, I’ll keep that commitment in Congress.”

“IBEW Local 490 is proud to endorse Jim Craig because he understands that it is time we remember the working families of New Hampshire,” said IBEW Business Manager/Financial Secretary Joseph Casey. “Jim Craig has shown us both in the State house as Democratic Leader and as a Congressional Candidate that he remains committed to fighting for New Hampshire families and for making the issues that impact our members a priority.”

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.