CONCORD, June 30, 2016 – NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest public sector union, announced their recommendation of Mike Cryans for Executive Council today, detailing the reasons their more than 2700 members in District 1, and their families, should support Cryans during the campaign and on Election Day.
“Mike Cryans has a long history of supporting public education, beginning his career as a teacher in the same high school he attended in Littleton,” said NEA-NH President Scott McGilvray. “In addition to the issues that affect education, working in the classroom gives a candidate a unique perspective on a wide range of important issues that affect students and their families every day.”
“NEA-New Hampshire proudly recommended Executive Councilor Ray Burton for many years, and we believe that Mike will bring the same experience and work ethic that the North Country needs.”
Mr. Cryans, upon learning of the recommendation, said “I am honored to receive the endorsement of NEA-New Hampshire and I look forward to championing public education throughout the state. Providing quality public education – especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math – will be crucial to ensure that our future workforce is ready to thrive in a competitive 21st century economy.”
NEA-New Hampshire is the largest union of public employees in the state. Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857. Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees, and to promote lifelong learning, remains true after more than 150 years. Our members are public school employees in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, instructors and staff at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.