© 2024 New Hampshire Public Radio

Persons with disabilities who need assistance accessing NHPR's FCC public files, please contact us at publicfile@nhpr.org.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Purchase your tickets today and be entered to win $35k toward a new car or $25k in cash and so much more during NHPR's Summer Raffle!
0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8f680000Coverage of the 2016 races in New Hampshire, from the White House to the State House.

State's Largest Public Employee Union Backs Van Ostern for Governor

Jason Moon for NHPR

New Hampshire’s largest public employee labor union is throwing its weight behind Democrat Colin Van Ostern in his bid for governor. It’s the latest in a spate of union endorsements in the race.

The State Employees’ Association endorsement is a big get for Van Ostern, who's in a three-way primary race with Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand for the Democratic nomination. The union represents about 11,500 state workers across New Hampshire.

In a brief statement, State Employees’ Association President Rich Gulla said the next governor will influence decisions on public employee pensions and healthcare.

“We need a governor who understands these priorities and will fight for them. And I believe that next governor is Colin Van Ostern.”

Van Ostern currently leads the field in labor union endorsements with a list that includes the state’s largest teacher’s union.

Earlier this week, Mark Connolly secured the backing of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.
Related Content

You make NHPR possible.

NHPR is nonprofit and independent. We rely on readers like you to support the local, national, and international coverage on this website. Your support makes this news available to everyone.

Give today. A monthly donation of $5 makes a real difference.