Concord – The SEA/ SEIU Local 1984 Executive Board endorsed Dan Feltes (Democrat/Concord) for the New Hampshire State Senate. Feltes is running for the District 15 seat that has been held by long-time Senator Sylvia Larsen who announced her retirement earlier this year.
Late last month, Feltes met with the union’s Political Education Committee where he clearly described his reason for running and his vision for a state legislature that is responsive to the needs of the hard working men and women in his district.
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 members were impressed by Feltes’ commitment to moving all working families forward in New Hampshire. “Dan’s passion and selfless dedication to helping others is demonstrated by his work with New Hampshire Legal Assistance,” said Ken Roos 1st Vice President of the labor union and chair of the Political Education committee. “We appreciate his work ethic and we are confident he will bring progressive ideas to ongoing challenges facing so many families across the state.”
The labor organization’s leaders also believe Feltes is postured to be a positive contributing member of the NH Senate because of his work to help bring the reality of affordable housing to workers who are struggling to make their paychecks stretch from month to month. Diana Lacey, President said “Dan Feltes is prepared to lead beginning day one in the senate and will work each and every day to make a real difference for New Hampshire.” Lacey also cited Feltes’ history of working well with members of both political parties to get things done.
His support for early education, expanding opportunities for working families to do more than just keep their head above water, and his commitment to face every challenge with the energy and intensity to actually fix problems rather than kick the can down the road, make Dan Feltes the right candidate in both the primary and general election. “Through our lengthy conversation with Feltes,” said Roos, “it was crystal clear to us that he sees there is much more work to do and we believe Dan Feltes is the best candidate to represent the voters in Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner.
With the need to find solutions to state infrastructure deficiencies, the next election will present voters with critical decisions to either move forward or continue pushing off problems until they become more expensive and unfixable. With today’s endorsement of Dan Feltes, SEA/SEIU Local 1984 is saying fix the problems today.
About The State Employees’ Association/ SEIU Local 1984
The State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire represents about 11,500 public and private-sector employees across the Granite State. First formed in 1940 as a social organization, the SEA won passage of New Hampshire’s Public Employee Labor Relations Law in 1975. Since then, the union has negotiated hundreds of contracts with state, county, municipal and private-sector employers. The SEA affiliated with the Service Employees’ International Union in 1984. With 2.1 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.