Local 481 Executive Board Political Candidate Endorsements

Some early Maine and Massachusetts endorsements for the MA September primary and the November general election: more to come!

At the Local 481 June 17th Executive Board meeting, following the recommendations of Political Committee chair John Gates and the Political Committee, the board endorsed the following political candidates in our jurisdiction. Not sure of who your legislators are? Go here:


Maine - The Maine state primary took place on June 12th, so these candidates will be running in the general elections in November.

US Senate - Senator Angus King (I)


Worker-friendly voting record, previously endorsed by Local 481.

US Congress ME01 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D)


Strong worker-friendly voting record, strong supporter of the National Endowment for the Arts, previously endorsed by Local 481.

US Congress ME02 - State Senator Jared Golden (D)


Assistant Minority Leader in ME State Senate, strong worker-friendly voting record, received ME AFL-CIO 2017 legislative award for his legislation, US Military Veteran recruited by Congressman Seth Moulton, endorsed by ME AFL-CIO.

Governor - Attorney General Janet Mills (D)


Progressive, worker-friendly record voting, worker-friendly Maine Attorney General.

Massachusetts - The MA State Primary is September 4. Some of these candidates are unopposed in their party, some will be running primary races.

US Senate - Senator Elizabeth Warren (D)


Progressive, strong working family voting & action record (including the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau), previously endorsed by Local 481.

MA State Senate - Bristol & Norfolk District - Senator Paul Feeney (D)


Incumbent Senator, progressive (state coordinator for Bernie Sanders Presidential campaign), Chief Steward and Legislative Director of IBEW Local 2222, strong union voice, long-time & strong supporter of MA production incentives. Endorsed by MA AFL-CIO.

MA State Senate - First Middlesex District - John Drinkwater (D)


MA AFL-CIO Legislative & Political Director, experience & skill in MA Legislature, strong union voice, strong supporter of MA production incentives. Endorsed by MA AFL-CIO.

MA House - 11th Norfolk - Representative Paul McMurtry (D)


Incumbent representative, pro-worker voting record, long-time & strong supporter of MA production incentives, previously endorsed by Local 481.

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