CONCORD, NH – September 3, 2020 – NEA-New Hampshire announced their recommendation of Sue Prentiss for State Senate District 5 today.
“Sue’s background and experience uniquely qualifies her to be a tremendous advocate for the students and educators of our state,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “As a paramedic, former mayor, and former state EMS Chief, she will be ready to address the critical public health issues our public schools need during this global pandemic.”
In addition to the effects of COVID-19 on our school system, fixing our broken education funding system was also a key factor in NEA-NH’s support. “We are confident that Sue will fight for an education funding model that is fair and delivers the resources that educators and families need to ensure every child has the highest quality public education,” continued Megan Tuttle.
“It is truly my honor to have the confidence of the state’s educators,” stated Prentiss. “As a mother, a local elected official, and the former Chief of EMS in NH, I have come to understand the strengths and challenges of our educational system. I am committed to the fight for the fair, equal and excellent educational opportunities for students across the state. The health and well-being of our teachers, staff and students is front and center due to COVID-19. I am prepared to put my experience to work to protect our school communities.”
Over the coming days, NEA-NH will be working with hundreds of its members across Senate District 5 to help get the vote out for Sue.
About NEA-New Hampshire
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 165 years. Our members are public school employees in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, staff and instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.
A recommendation is the fullest and most complete level of support NEA-NH can give a candidate.