State Employees’ Association endorses Dan Feltes for District 15
State Senate candidate Dan Feltes has won an endorsement from the State Employees’ Association, the largest public labor union in New Hampshire.
Feltes, a Democrat, entered the race last month for the District 15 seat, which represents Concord, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner. He will face Concord School Board member Kass Ardinger in the September primary for the seat held by retiring state Sen. Sylvia Larsen for 20 years. Republican Lydia Harman also filed to be on the ballot in November.
In a release yesterday, union leadership praised Feltes’s eight years of work with New Hampshire Legal Assistance.
“We appreciate his work ethic and we are confident he will bring progressive ideas to ongoing challenges facing so many families across the state,” said Ken Roos, the first vice president of the labor union and chairman of its political education committee.
President Diana Lacey cited his history of working with members of both political parties in the past.
“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 said.
In a statement, Feltes said he is honored to receive the endorsement.
“I am proud to stand with the hard-working people of the (SEA), many of whom have admirably dedicated their entire careers to public service,” he said. “They also represent a vital part of our local economy here in Senate District 15. The economic success of Senate District 15 depends, in large measure, on the success of the membership of the (SEA).”
The primary is Sept. 9.
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