Today, our New Hampshire Labor Family lost one of its strongest voices, Senator Scott McGilvray. Scott’s service to New Hampshire working families began long before he succeeded in winning his Senate Seat. Scott served as a Social Studies teacher and coach in Manchester for decades. Coach McGilvray didn’t dedicate himself to his community because it was his job, he did it because of his passion for helping people, and helping people learn. One of Scott’s many gifts was his ability to see the potential in all of his students. There are hundreds of Granite Staters that were guided by Scott’s leadership and caring nature. He had the rare ability to relate to students on and off the field in a way that was different from other educators. To this day, students recall words of advice they received from Scott while they were at Memorial High School.Scott didn’t just provide assistance to his students, Scott also never stopped fighting for his colleagues and their families. So often our teachers are not treated with the gratitude that they deserve. Scott made it his job, literally, to advocate for one of the most under-appreciated groups of professionals in the Granite State, educators. As President of the New Hampshire National Education Association, Scott got up every day to better our education system in New Hampshire. His priority was to ensure that every student and every teacher had the materials they needed to succeed.Having Scott in the New Hampshire Senate gave all of the us in the New Hampshire Labor Community tremendous pride, and we will not falter in continuing his work. His dream of building a New Hampshire that provided a better future for his students will not be forgotten. His memory will live on through the students and teachers whom he cared for so much. Senator McGilvray embodies the meaning of “Public Servant,” and he should be honored as such. The New Hampshire AFL-CIO sends its thoughts, prayers, strength, and love to Scott’s family. We stand with you in these difficult times. Thank you for strength and Solidarity, Brother McGilvray.