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Soldati Campaign Focuses On Grassroots Organizing With New Campaign Hire

(Portsmouth, New Hampshire) Soldati for Congress campaign announced that it has retained seasoned Democratic campaign operative Jordan Overstreet, who has managed multiple large-scale voter outreach campaigns. He comes to the campaign highly recommended by a trusted national campaign advisor who grew up in the district and by those who have worked with him over the past decade.

With a BS in Political Science from Missouri State University, Jordan began his political career working on local races and progressive causes, and later served as the Director of the Missouri House Democrats. There he worked with dozens of candidates to build modern campaigns and find their campaigns’ voice. He moved on to work with a national grassroots voter contact firm, where he oversaw large-scale voter outreach projects for an environmental advocacy group, progressive coalitions, and party committees. In 2016, Jordan managed a statewide effort in North Carolina that included 45 full time staff and 1500 canvassers, resulting in over 450,000 doors knocked in 32 days, and helping to oust the Republican incumbent in an otherwise difficult election.

About the position with the Soldati campaign, Overstreet said, “Like most campaign staff, it’s important for me to work with someone who holds positions I value, but it is also important to me to support an authentic advocate who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. Lincoln Soldati is that candidate.  If we truly want a better Washington, we have to elect more leaders who share our values and have shown an ability to get things done.  When I learned that Lincoln spent his career advocating for the vulnerable, and retired only to support the Sioux Nation at the risk of getting arrested, I knew this was the candidate that Washington doesn’t often see, and New Hampshire clearly wants.
Over the next several months we will be building a modern campaign that reaches every corner of the district.”

According to Soldati, “Jordan brings a breadth of experience and a commitment to grassroots organizing that reflects our approach to winning the first congressional district. He has an appreciation of the retail politics necessary to win in the state of New Hampshire. A key to Jordan’s success is his ability/willingness to listen and work with local experienced Democratic volunteers – combining our local knowledge with his experience with running professional campaigns, all of which will make us more effective.”

About Lincoln Soldati 
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lincoln has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Lincoln used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Lincoln served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He even created a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. Lincoln also sat on the Somersworth School Board and served as Secretary for the Somersworth Charter Commission and as Mayor of Somersworth.

Maura Sullivan Announces Campaign Teams

 

PORTSMOUTH – Maura Sullivan, Congressional candidate in New Hampshire’s First District, former active duty Marine, government official, and businesswoman, is thrilled to announce the formation of her campaign team. “We have assembled an outstanding team of committed professionals who will help us run the type of uplifting, grassroots campaign that is needed to ensure we keep this seat blue in November,” Sullivan said.

Acting in a role he held for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter since 2006, Global Strategy Group founding partner Jefrey Pollock will conduct polling and research for the Sullivan campaign. Global Strategy Group is one of the nation’s go-to public affairs and research firms. It has been named “Pollster of the Year” by the American Association of Political Consultants for two of the last three election cycles, received honors including Public Affairs Agency of the Year and Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, and served dozens of Senators, Representatives, Governors, and Mayors nationwide.

Joe Trippi will be the campaign’s media consultant. Trippi most recently was the media consultant and senior strategist for Senator Doug Jones in Alabama’s 2017 U.S. Senate special election. Last month, Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from Alabama in 25 years. Trippi also advised Congressman Seth Moulton who, like Maura, is a Marine Corps veteran that ran a campaign built on the desire to lead a new generation of servant leaders in government.

The Strategy Group, led by Pete Giangreco and Judith Wallner, will handle the Sullivan campaign’s direct mail program and oversee the production of all print media.  Giangreco played senior roles in mail and paid media on both of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns. The Strategy Group brings extensive New Hampshire experience, having led the WOMEN VOTE! mail program for Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s 2014 reelection and subsequently worked with WOMEN VOTE!, the American Federation of Teachers, AFSCME, the Sierra Club and Senate Majority PAC to produce more than twenty pieces of mail for Senator Maggie Hassan’s victory in 2016.

Blueprint Interactive, led by firm partner Geoff Mackler, will direct the Sullivan campaign’s digital media, having previously worked with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Senate Majority PAC in support of Senator Hassan’s 2016 victory. Other past clients include AFSCME, Sierra Club, and EMILY’s List, and Blueprint brings extensive experience working with candidates and other organizations to engage New Hampshire voters online.

Brett Anders, who previously worked on strategy for MobilizeAmerica, a platform connecting volunteers with Democratic campaigns, will helm the Sullivan campaign. Kaytlynn Jacobs-Brett will work on the campaign’s political operation and grassroots organizing. Prior to the Sullivan campaign, Jacobs-Brett managed the reelection of longtime State Senator Martha Fuller Clark (D-Portsmouth) and has been active in New Hampshire state government.  Lucy Barrett, previously working in development at Harvard University, will lead the campaign’s fundraising. Will Rasky will handle communications and community outreach. Rasky’s previous campaign experience includes work for the direct mail firm Ambrosino, Muir, Hansen & Crounse, and Joe Kennedy III’s first, and successful, campaign for Congress.

Sullivan further commented on this news saying, “I am proud to have this dedicated group of people onboard. More than any other consideration, they know that the hard work of going out and earning the support of the people of New Hampshire’s First District will be our focus, every single day.”

About Maura Sullivan

Rising to the rank of Captain in the Marines, Maura Sullivan spent two years stationed in East Asia before deploying to Fallujah, Iraq. After returning home, attending graduate school, and working as a New England manager for a food and beverage company, Maura joined the Obama Administration: first on the American Battle Monuments Commission, then as an Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the VA’s 2014 crisis, and then in the Pentagon as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Navy and Assistant to the Secretary of Defense. In these roles she was a leader on projects that included beginning to rebuild veterans’ access to quality health care, working on gender integration in the Navy and the Marines, family, mental health, and LGBT policy reforms across the Defense Department, and the Force of the Future Initiative. Maura has been volunteering on New Hampshire campaigns for women like Rep. Carol Shea-Porter since her first victory in 2006. After her service in the Obama Administration, Maura and her fiancé Marc put down roots in Portsmouth. Maura is running for Congress because our country faces a crisis of leadership that puts our national and economic security at risk, and that she can use her unique mix of experience to bring people together in Washington to get things done for Granite Staters.

Two Union Endorsements In NH’s 1st Congressional District

SEIU Local 560 today announced its endorsement of NH State Representative Mark MacKenzie for Congress

“Mark MacKenzie has spent decades standing up for working families in New Hampshire and we are proud to support him for Congress,” Christopher Peck, President of the SEIU local said. “Whether as a Manchester Fire Fighter, an advocate for Medicare for all or as an elected leader, Mark has always been there on the front lines fighting for social and economic justice. As a congressman we know he will make us proud as he continues to represent New Hampshire’s working families and bring the fight for good jobs and good wages to Washington,” stated Peck.

SEIU local 560 represents over 500 Dartmouth College workers in Hanover, New Hampshire.

IBEW Local Union 490 endorsed Chris Pappas for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District. 

“We are proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Congress,” said Denis Beaudoin, Business Manager of IBEW Local Union 490.

“Chris Pappas has been a tireless champion for working families throughout his time in public service. We always know we can count on him to do the right thing for New Hampshire, whether it’s supporting infrastructure investments or renewable energy projects. Chris has the record, the leadership qualities, and the vision to be a strong, trusted advocate for New Hampshire workers and our economic future. We proudly stand with him.”

“I’m so honored to receive the backing of IBEW Local 490,” said Chris Pappas.

“This is a critical moment for the nation and for New Hampshire, and I’m proud to be standing alongside IBEW 490 as we continue the fight to expand opportunity and invest in America’s future. I am grounded in the people and places of this state, and I’m grateful for the support of IBEW Local 490 in this campaign.”

IBEW Local Union 490 represents workers in the electrical construction, maintenance, and telecommunications industry.

VoteVets Announces Endorsement Of Maura Sullivan In NH’s First Congressional District

Portsmouth, NH – The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets PAC, is today endorsing Maura Sullivan for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“Maura is the embodiment of service to others, and dedication to country and community,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets. “Right now, we’re lacking two huge things in Congress – people who put others above themselves, and people with the knowledge and experience to make sure America is safe, in this time of growing chaos.  Maura has both those qualities, in spades. The people of New Hampshire are going to be so proud to call her Congresswoman, and we’re proud to endorse her.”

Regarding this significant development for the campaign, Maura Sullivan issued the following statement:

“My fellow servicemembers in the Marines and their families inspired my commitment to public service when I was a young Marine Lieutenant.  Since then, I have been proud to work on behalf of fellow veterans, servicemembers, and their families: as a Marine in Iraq and East Asia; as a student advocate; and then in the Obama Administration, at our cemeteries and memorials around the world, at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and at the Pentagon.  I saw how deeply it matters who’s in elected office. People deserve leaders that wake up each day to advocate for them, put them first, and deliver results to make their lives better.  Now I plan to work hard to earn every vote to go to work for the people of New Hampshire. Among many lessons, my time in the Marines taught me the virtue of listening — how important it is to understand directly from people on the frontlines what matters to them. I am focused on listening to people throughout the First District, and building a campaign and a candidacy that addresses our community’s needs. I am thrilled to have VoteVets support in that effort.”

According to her biography, Maura has dedicated her life to serving our country and fighting for the people and causes she believes in. Maura began her service when she attended college at Northwestern on a Navy/Marine Corps ROTC scholarship and calls becoming a Marine, “the best decision of my life.” As a Marine, Maura spent two years stationed in East Asia before deploying to Fallujah, Iraq. While serving in Iraq, Maura was continuously inspired by the brave and selfless young Americans with whom she served, but she was also struck by how service members, particularly women, were paying the consequences for poor decisions made by out-of-touch leadership in Washington.

After returning home and earning graduate degrees in Business and Public Policy at Harvard, where she also worked on behalf of military veterans and their families, Maura served in the Obama Administration in several capacities: as a Commissioner on the American Battle Monuments Commission, where she represented the United States Government at memorials to fallen U.S. servicemembers spanning the globe; as an Assistant Secretary in the crisis-stricken Department of Veterans Affairs, where she was integrally involved in a variety of reforms, fighting to provide veterans with improved access to health care; as a senior aide to the Secretary of the Navy, working on gender integration in the Navy and Marines, as well as family, mental health, and LGBT policy reforms; and as a senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense, advising on communications strategy while also working to improve policies on maternity leave and child care.

After her service in the Obama Administration, Maura and her fiancé Marc put down roots in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to raise a family. Maura is running for Congress because our country faces a crisis of leadership that is putting our national and economic security at risk.

Founded in 2006, the mission of VoteVets.org Political Action Committee is to elect Veterans to public office, with a focus on Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and hold public officials accountable for their words and actions that impact America’s 21st century troops and veterans. Though VoteVets.org PAC is non-partisan, candidates it backs must support VoteVets.org‘s core mission and beliefs.

Lincoln Soldati To Kick Off Campaign With A Return To Somersworth

Son Emmett Soldati’s Teatotaller Café hosts party for his father’s candidacy for NH First Congressional District

Portsmouth, New Hampshire– Soldati/Somersworth – the names fit so well together. It was 1912 when Arturo and Gemma Soldati, emigrated from Italy to the US, eventually landing in Somersworth. They raised their large family, Arturo worked as a stone mason and Gemma cooked for lodgers in their boardinghouse on Winter Street. Their four sons were legendary football players at Somersworth High School in the 30s, while one of their three daughters, Sophie, was a star basketball player. After the war, in the late 40’s, two of their sons, Lincoln A and Pacifico, opened Soldati’s Restaurant in Durham. In the early 80s, the next generation, Lincoln T. Soldati, moved to his grandparents’ town and over the next 30 years, he and his wife, Kathleen raised four children, including Emmett who now lives in town and runs Teatotaller Café. It’s Emmett’s restaurant that will host Lincoln’s first party for his run for Congress in the first district. It all takes place on Wednesday December 13 6-7:30pm at Teatotaller located at 69 High Street in downtown Somersworth. It’s open to the public. Guests will have a chance to meet Lincoln, hear him talk, and have him answer questions. And, of course, Teatotaller’s delicious pastries and hot beverages will be available. Suggested donation of $15. For more information, visit the event page on Lincoln’s website.

Wednesday December 13 6-7:30pm

69 High Street, Somersworth, NH

Meet Lincoln Soldati
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Lincoln has been a leader in his community his entire life. After serving in the Army, Lincoln used the G.I. Bill to finish at Notre Dame and then law school here in New Hampshire. Lincoln served as Strafford County Attorney for nine terms, where he earned a reputation for aggressively pursuing justice for victims of child abuse and sexual assault. He even created a victims’ assistance program that became the state standard for prosecutions and investigations into sexual assault and child abuse cases. In addition to serving as Strafford County Attorney, Lincoln sat on the Somersworth School Board and served as Secretary for the Somersworth Charter Commission and as Mayor of Somersworth. Lincoln and his wife Kathleen, both lifelong Democrats, raised four children in a house that became home to the community – the door was never locked, the holiday party was for all neighbors of all ages, and Lincoln made breakfast for all visitors.

More information at www.LincolnSoldati.com

 

Small Business Owner Chris Pappas Officially Kicks Off Campaign for Congress  

“I want to live in a country where your journey, your struggle, and your hard work can take you where you want to go.”

Manchester – Today, Chris Pappas, joined by grassroots leaders from across the state, officially launched his campaign for Congress.  At the event, Chris discussed the important challenges Granite Staters face – that our economy and democracy are tilted toward special interests and those at the top. Chris vowed to be steadfast champion of the people, communities, and Main Street businesses that make New Hampshire the best state to call home.

“I am running for Congress because I want to live in a country where your journey, your struggle, and your hard work can take you where you want to go,” said Chris Pappas. “We have to make success attainable again for everyone who works hard in life and plays by the rules. We have to make the American Dream—the one that built the middle class and created opportunity for generations–-a realistic possibility for every man, woman, and child in this country. But instead of making progress on the challenges we face today, our political system is failing us. Our country is divided, and leaders have not summoned the courage to relate to one another and find common ground on issues that directly impact us all.  Big money has poisoned our democracy and weakened the voices of regular people.  And Washington is increasingly slanted toward corporations and special interests at the expense of the rest of us.”

Chris also discussed his plan to focus on the issues that affect Granite Staters’ everyday lives, including creating jobs, addressing the opioid crisis, making health care more accessible and affordable, investing in roads and bridges, taking care of our veterans, and promoting a clean energy future.

Grassroots leaders also discussed why Chris is uniquely qualified to represent the people of New Hampshire:

Josh Bourdon, Derry Town Council Chairman: “My wife and I are proud to support Chris Pappas for Congress because he’s a man of integrity, a talented entrepreneur, extremely smart, respectful, personable, and one of the most important things for me is work ethic.  I’m convinced that Chris will work his heart out day in and day out for as long as his feet are on the earth.” 

Stefany Shaheen, Portsmouth Business Owner: “I’m proud to endorse Chris Pappas. We’re here to stand with Chris because he’s always stood up for us.”

Marjorie Smith, Durham State Representative: “I know that when Chris makes a decision, he does so with integrity, intelligence, decency, and an awareness of the people he represents.  There’s no one that will represent the citizens of the 1st District better than Chris Pappas.”

Andrew Hosmer, Laconia Community and Business Leader: “Chris has demonstrated the ability to work with others, to find solutions, and to make the Granite State the best place to work, live, and raise a family.” 

“To be sure, changing Washington and making progress for the people of New Hampshire won’t be easy,” said Pappas. “The good news is, I have never been one to shy away from hard or even unglamorous work, and I am ready to step up and serve you.”

Portsmouth Police Commissioner, Joseph Plaia, Endorses Terence O’Rourke for Congress

Portsmouth, N.H. – Yesterday, Portsmouth Police Commissioner, Joseph Plaia, announced his endorsement of Terence O’Rourke in the Democratic Primary in the 1st Congressional District to replace Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

As a parent, a member of the Portsmouth Police Commission, and a former law enforcement officer in the U.S. Marines, properly dealing with the opioid crisis is first, and foremost, in my mind. Terence O’Rourke is the only candidate running for Congress in the First District who has the strategic vision and a comprehensive plan to protect our great Nation and our families. Terence, a former federal and county prosecutor, understands that some doctors overprescribe opioids and should be prosecuted if they unnecessarily make patients into opioid addicts. Further, he is the only candidate that makes the link between our opioid crisis and Afghanistan, which produces 90 percent of the world’s opium and fuels the illicit opioid trade throughout the world. This linkage, absent from our political discussion for years, shows that he views the opioid crisis in the right context: a problem that could be solved at the source of the drugs.

Over-prescription of opioids by doctors and over-production of opium by Afghan farmers has led to our citizens getting hooked on prescription opioid pills and then turning to drug dealers on the street, who sell heroin that is cheaper than a pack of cigarettes due to the large and profitable opium crops in Afghanistan. Terence O’Rourke will lead the charge to make sure that doctors face severe penalties for overprescribing and Afghans no longer find opium farming profitable (which also de-incentivizes East Asian drug traffickers from manufacturing synthetic opioids, e.g., fentanyl, and adding them into their opioid products).

I have known Terence for nearly a decade and he is the type of visionary and results-oriented leader we need in Congress. He is a wonderful father and the hardest working, most dedicated public servant I have ever met. As such, I am endorsing my friend, my colleague, and my fellow veteran, Terence O’Rourke, for Congress.

Joseph “Joe” Plaia
Portsmouth Police Commissioner

For his service in the US Army, O’Rourke earned the Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge.

O’Rourke currently serves as the City Attorney in Rochester. As the City Attorney he also helped to create “Rochester’s first-ever Victim Witness Advocate position.”

Terence is a proud husband, father, alumni of Marquette University and Tulane University, and a staunch Red Sox fan.

IBEW Local 2320 Endorses Chris Pappas For Congress

Manchester, NH – Garnering his second union endorsement Chris Pappas announced that IBEW Local 2320 has endorsed  his run for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“IBEW Local Union 2320 is proud to endorse Chris Pappas for Congress,” said Business Manager Steve Soule.

“Chris Pappas has been a friend and advocate for our members throughout his time in public service.  He’s someone we can trust to tirelessly fight for New Hampshire’s working families.  Washington needs more members of Congress with the values and community outlook that Chris possesses.  We enthusiastically support him in this race.”

“It’s an honor to have the support of Local 2320 in my race for Congress,” Chris Pappas said.

“Whether it’s investing in infrastructure or expanding middle class opportunity, I am committed to taking steps in Congress that will help build a brighter future for New Hampshire.  I am grounded in the people and places of this state, and I want to ensure that working families have a voice in Washington.  I am very thankful for the support of IBEW Local 2320 in this campaign.”

Local IBEW 2320 represents highly trained, professional women and men in all corners of New Hampshire.  The union is comprised of a talented group of individuals in many differing fields including Administrative Specialists, Automotive Mechanics, Building Equipment Mechanics, Circuit Design Specialists, CDL A & CDL B Truck Drivers, Community College Professors, Customer Service, Equipment Installation Technicians, Facility Design & Inventory Specialists, Fiber Splice Technicians, HVAC Technicians, Information Technology Specialists, Line Construction, Payroll Processing, Power Distribution Technicians, Security Officers, Stock Room Attendants, and Workers in the Nuclear Industry.

Pappas was recently endorsed by the Teamsters Union local 633.

Steelworkers Endorse Mark MacKenzie For Congress

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that the union has endorsed State Representative and former New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie for Congress to fight on behalf of working families in the First Congressional District.

Mark MacKenzie

“I am proud and honored to accept the endorsement of the Steelworkers Union, representing over 800,000 working men and women across our country. They understand that our campaign will bring the fight to protect and expand the middle class to the race, and will represent New Hampshire’s working families in Washington.” Mackenzie said.

USW District 4 Director John Shinn credited MacKenzie for serving working families for more than 40 years, as a firefighter and a leader within the labor movement each for 25 years and now in the state legislature. 

“Mark has been a tireless, visible and vocal champion of working families for decades,” Shinn said. “His leadership was instrumental in building a bipartisan coalition to defeat the so-called ‘Right to Work’ legislation brought before the New Hampshire House early this year.”

Shinn said that MacKenzie’s record of unashamed, outspoken and ultimately effective advocacy for American workers, their families and communities is too rare in Washington, D.C., and that the USW is proud to be the first major union to endorse the campaign to put him there.

“As a nation, if we want to create good jobs, a modern energy policy, address our crumbling infrastructure and expand the middle class,” he said, “then we need to elect representatives who know how to make it happen.”

“When we stand together in solidarity and fight together in unity for policies based on fairness and justice, we cannot be defeated,” Shinn said. “Nobody running for Congress understands that better than Mark MacKenzie.”

The USW represents 850,000 men and women employed in metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, the auto supply and energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in public sector and service occupations.

It’s Official: Mark MacKenzie Announces Candidacy for Congress

MANCHESTER, NH – Today, Manchester State Representative and former NH AFL-CIO President Mark Mackenzie announced his candidacy to represent New Hampshire’s 1st District in the U.S. Congress with the following statement:

“I am entering this race today and will join with thousands of working men and women throughout our state and country who find themselves struggling in an economy which has failed them. The American dream has dissolved into the American struggle, as more and more people try and stay above water.

Wealthy Americans are the beneficiaries of a rigged system which has allowed a small minority of people to amass enormous amounts of money while most Americans continue to work harder to make ends meet. Working families deserve an economy that works for them.

My service to working families and the community span more than 40 years. As a firefighter in the State’s largest community, Manchester, I had the honor to work with my sisters and brothers in the fire service community making our City a safer place to live and work.

As a community activist and a leader, I joined with people all over our state working shoulder to shoulder to fight for fair wages, good pension benefits, health care for all and fair treatment of all people regardless of one’s sexual or gender preference.

I enter this race tempered by this lifetime of work and ready to help lead a movement which will restore “Liberty and Justice for all”.

I believe in:

A quality health care system for all Americans, beginning with the expansion of our current Medicare system to more people by incrementally reducing the eligibility age.

A public college education which is affordable and moves us towards free education at public universities. This would open up opportunities for thousands of people and relieve the crushing burden college debt has cause for to many of our citizens.

Equality and justice for all. This phrase is not just a slogan but a declaration of our values. It should apply to all Americans regardless of the color of their skin, nationality or sexual and gender orientation.

An energy strategy which first acknowledges climate change is real, and moves this country away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources of energy. This strategy would create millions of good paying jobs.

Investing in rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure of our county. Thousands of roads and bridges are in disrepair. Aging systems in communities and all over the country threaten our way of life and put at risk our water and air.  This too will create thousands of good paying jobs in communities all over the country.

We can do better as a nation to address these problems and many others which undermine the lives of working people in this country.

We have an opportunity in this election to send a clear message about what we want and expect from our elected officials .

Let’s come together and help redefine what “making America great again” means for us .

I want to thank Carol Shea-Porter for her legacy of service to all of us in the first district, and I hope to continue and renew her efforts to find and fund community based solutions to the opioid crisis, work for affordable childcare as well as paid family leave policies and immigration reform. My attempts with Carol over the years to raise the minimum wage to a living wage has been extremely rewarding and meaningful to me. I will continue to seek her counsel as we move forward.”

MacKenzie has been a resident of Manchester since he joined the Fire Department at the age of 21 in 1974, eventually earning the rank of Captain and being chosen to represent his fellow firefighters, achieving improved working conditions and livelihoods for public servants across the state of New Hampshire. He retired from the Fire Department after 25 years of service.

His 25-year tenure as President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO was recognized nationally for his numerous achievements on behalf of working people including defeating Koch Brother funded anti-worker “right to work” legislation in many legislative battles.

Mark has been at the forefront of virtually all successful Democratic campaigns over many years in New Hampshire, including Representatives Shea-Porter and Kuster, Senators Shaheen and Hassan, Governors Shaheen, Lynch and Hassan including countless State Senators and Representatives. He has also worked closely with New Hampshire elected officials from both parties.

Representative MacKenzie helped to form the NH Bernie Sanders Steering Committee in 2015 and remains an active member of that group.

Mark has been an active member of the community serving with many organizations including:  Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board – Department of Labor, Post Secondary Voc-Tech Education System, New Hampshire State Job Training Council, Manchester United Way, New Hampshire Charitable Trust, National Council of Public Employees Retirement Systems, New Hampshire State School-to-Work Team, NH Citizens Commission on State Courts and NH Citizens Health Initiative.

He has an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degrees from  Franklin Pierce College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The University of New Hampshire. He has also completed the Trade Union program at Harvard University. He is a member of The National Political Science Honor Society and the Harvard Alumni Association.

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