(Hooksett, NH – September 3rd, 2020) The New Hampshire AFL-CIO announced today the endorsement of former Lebanon mayor and fmr. head of NH’s Emergency Medical Services Sue Prestiss’s candidacy for the New Hampshire Senate in District Five. Prentiss, the wife of a union firefighter, is currently serving as a Lebanon city councilor.
“As a former Chief of New Hampshire’s Emergency Medical Services, Sue will immediately bring valuable experience to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and, as the wife of a union firefighter, she knows the challenges public sector union workers face,” said President Glenn Brackett of the NH AFL-CIO. “As a city councilor and former mayor of Lebanon, she knows how handle tax-payer money and, as part of the union family, we know she will be a great ally for New Hampshire’s working families”
“As a member of a union family, a former state employee, and a long-time public servant, the support of labor means a lot to me. We are facing multiple crises right now – a pandemic, economic devastation, climate change, and racial and social injustice,” Prentiss said. “We need to deal with the public health crisis so that we can get to work building a more inclusive, prosperous New Hampshire for all of us. I am committed to being a champion for working families in the New Hampshire Senate.”
About the New Hampshire AFL-CIO: The New Hampshire AFL-CIO represents over 25,000 working families and more than 50 affiliated local unions. As a strong statewide voice for all working people, the New Hampshire AFL-CIO brings together the unions of New Hampshire into one labor movement that fights for economic and social justice in our workplaces, and communities. No worker, no union fights alone.