STATE REP RACE: Massachusetts AFL-CIO Endorses Mark Kratman

TEWKSBURY, MA — The Massachusetts AFL-CIO recently endorsed State Representative candidate Mark Kratman (D-Tewksbury) in the 19th Middlesex race.

“We are proud to support candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to the values and principles of the labor movement,” read the endorsement, which notes the Massachusetts AFL-CIO has more than 400,000 members across the state. “We look forward to advocating on your behalf and working together to create a brighter future for people in Massachusetts.”

Kratman previously announced endorsements the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, Building Wreckers Local 1421, SEIU Local 509, and the Tewksbury Fire Fighters Union. Kratman also has the endorsements of Tewksbury’s State Senator Barbara L’Italien and Lowell’s State Representative Dave Nangle as well as Tewksbury Town Moderator Jayne Miller and the entire Tewksbury Planning Board.

Kratman, an administrator with the Massachusetts Highway Department, is currently serving his fourth year on the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen, having been elected to his second term this past April. He serves as Chair of the Town’s Economic Development Committee.

Kratman is also a member of the Tewksbury Patriotic Activities Committee (Vice Chair), the Board of Directors for the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce, the Tewksbury Knights of Columbus, the Tewksbury Lions Club, and the Tewksbury-Wilmington Elks.

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6 thoughts

  1. I’m a 34 year United Auto Worker in the private sector and when I ran for Tewksbury Selectmen the only union to endorse me was the UAW. It’s too bad since I will die Union I guess others don’t feel the same way. As an elected BOH member I am supporting David Robertson, James Miceli’s (remember him) Chief of Staff.

      1. Smalltowngrl Why shouldn’t someone be for the working people of the 19th District, No? The 1% already have the best lawyers, the best accountants, the best advisors, many elected officials not to mention big pharma, big insurance, big oil and the Republican elites.

      1. Well thank you for your honesty. I’m a 34 year United Auto Worker and with their collective bargaining I have been blessed to receive more than what I could have negotiated by myself for myself. Lastly I always knew when getting older my physical skills may diminish and seniority would help when those days arrived. UAW forever. God Bless

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