MANCHESTER, NH – Democratic candidate for Governor Maggie Hassan has earned the support of the Carpenters Local 118 – the first labor endorsement in the campaign for governor. The Local 118 endorsement represents the support of all union carpenters in the New England Regional Council of Carpenters and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. There are approximately 3,000 union carpenters in New Hampshire.
“Carpenters Local 118 is thrilled to announce our strong support for Maggie Hassan for Governor,” said Joseph Donahue, representative of the Carpenters Union. “We’ve worked with many candidates and public officials over the years and Maggie’s record as a State Senator and Senate Majority Leader is second to none in demonstrating a firm commitment to New Hampshire’s working families.“
“There is too much at stake for any of us to sit on the sidelines in this election. We need to support a leader who can win in November and that leader is Maggie Hassan,” said Donahue. “The Carpenters are looking forward to working closely with Maggie and her campaign to elect her the next Governor of New Hampshire.”
“I’m honored to have earned the support of the Carpenters,” said Hassan. “They represent some of the best and brightest trades people in our state and I’m excited to have them on board our growing campaign. I’m also proud to have stood with them in their ongoing efforts to prevent the abuse of workers in the construction industry.”
“Maggie is a strong and consistent advocate for the issues important to working people in New Hampshire: protecting workers’ rights to collectively bargain, standing up against attempts to make New Hampshire a so-called “right to work” state, and increasing the minimum wage,” said Donahue.