Jackie Cilley thanks the State Employees Association for their endorsement

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley thanked members of the state's largest labor organization for their endorsement of her candidacy for governor

CONCORD – Surrounded by friends and supporters from the union, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jackie Cilley today gratefully accepted the endorsement of the State Employees Association of New Hampshire at their office in Concord today. Cilley, who has made investments in the state's education, communication, and transportation infrastructure systems a centerpiece of her campaign, was happy to have earned the support of the people with whom she will be working closely – the state's public sector employees.

"Our public sector workers are the folks who make our state welcoming to visitors, who provide the services businesses count on and who make many of our citizen's life just a bit easier each and every day," said Cilley. "I am very proud to have earned their confidence and endorsement. I look forward to partnering with our employees, as well-run businesses do, to address the challenges we face."

"Jackie Cilley is a New Hampshire leader who has never forgotten her roots or the values that make life in the Granite State special.  Senator Cilley has a strong record of fighting for the issues most important to working families -- good jobs, education, healthcare, safety, the environment and so much more.  She understands how interconnected the success of working families is to the success of our business community, and how these come together to build a better future for our state," said Diana Lacey, President of the SEA.

The State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1984 represents nearly 12,000 members throughout the New Hampshire and at all levels of government in the state. They join labor organizations representing electricians, letter carriers, and building trades professionals in their support of Jackie's run for governor.


ABOUT JACKIE: Jackie Cilley, who served in both New Hampshire's House and Senate representing Barrington, built a successful business and taught more than 2500 New Hampshire students over her 20 years as a highly respected business professor with UNH's Whittemore School for Business and Economics. A Berlin native, Sen. Cilley earned a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the Whittemore School.  Jackie and her husband Bruce have lived in Barrington for more than 20 years.  They have five sons, 12 grandchildren, and two dogs.