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Craig campaign endorsed by IUPAT DC 35

By Staff | Nov 18, 2023

Gubernatorial candidate Joyce Craig Courtesy photo/City of Manchester

MANCHESTER – The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 35 recently announced their endorsement of Joyce Craig for governor of New Hampshire. IUPAT DC 35 represents more than 4,000 workers including painters, drywall finishers, glassworkers, glaziers and public employees in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

“We are incredibly excited to support Joyce Craig, a proven champion for working families and the leader we need in the Governor’s Office,” said Christopher Brennan, business manager of IUPAT DC 35. “As mayor of New Hampshire’s largest city, Joyce has made Manchester a stronger city by creating more good-paying union jobs and we know she will do the same as governor. IUPAT fights tirelessly on behalf of hardworking Granite Staters. We look forward to having Joyce Craig as a dedicated partner in the corner office come 2024.”

“Coming from a union family, I learned two crucial life lessons at an early age, the meaning of hard work and the importance of having family-sustaining jobs in local communities,” said Craig. “When I became mayor, I worked hard to create good-paying union jobs and support Manchester workers and it is what I will continue to do as governor to give all New Hampshire families the opportunity to succeed. I am honored to receive the endorsement of the IUPAT DC 35 and to have so many union members on our team. As governor, I look forward to partnering with the IUPAT and their brothers and sisters in labor as we support working families in New Hampshire.”

The backing of IUPAT DC 35 adds to support from other labor organizations including the Nashua Teachers’ Union, IBEW Local 490, the Teamsters Local 633 and the New Hampshire Building and Trades Council. Craig has also earned the support from former Gov. John Lynch, former State Sen. Thomas Sherman as well as hundreds of elected officials, community leaders, educators and first responders.


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