Local unions back New London candidates
New London — The New London Green Party has announced that the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has endorsed City Council candidates Tim Hanser and Ronna Stuller, as well as Board of Education candidates Mirna Martinez and Jason Morris, in New London’s upcoming municipal elections.
Morris additionally was endorsed by the Network for Public Education, an advocacy group founded in 2013 whose mission is “to protect, preserve, promote, and strengthen public schools for both current and future generations of students.”
The American Federation of Teachers Connecticut has announced endorsements for candidates seeking office in New London. AFT Connecticut endorsed Board of Education Democratic candidates Jason Catala, Zachary Leavy and Margaret Mary “Peg” Curtin.
The union endorsed City Council Democratic candidates Martha Marx and Erica Richardson and Green Party candidate Tim Hanser.
Catala said he additionally was endorsed by the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council.
Curtin announced additional endorsements from the Southeastern Connecticut Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and New London Teachers Union (NLEA).
Curtin said in a statement, “It is an honor to be endorsed by the working women and men in the New London area, especially the teachers in New London as we transform our schools into an all magnet district. I look forward to working with all over the course of the next two years."
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