Dan Cullinane

Boston, MA – In the special election to succeed State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry as State Representative, Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 17, located in Dorchester and in the 12th Suffolk District, has endorsed Dan Cullinane. 

“Dan Cullinane has a proven track record of fighting for working families both in the State House and as Fair Labor Investigator in the Attorney General’s Office” said Business Manager Bob Butler. “Dan knows firsthand the obstacles union contractors and workers face in these difficult times and he will be an effective advocate for labor as State Representative.”

Cullinane expressed his gratitude for the support. “I am deeply grateful to have earned the endorsement of the hard-working men and women of Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 17. As a former Fair Labor Investigator in the Attorney General’s Office, I have fought for workers and understand the challenges organized labor confronts each day,” Cullinane said. “I am proud to have recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages for workers who were not paid what they were owed on tax-payer funded projects. As State Representative, I will stand with labor and will use my experience as an investigator to be an advocate for the Commonwealth’s workforce.”    

Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association Local 17 represents more than 2,000 skilled trades-people in the Boston area and is headquartered in the 12th Suffolk District.

Dan Cullinane served as Linda Dorcena Forry’s Field Director on her successful State Senate campaign. Prior to that, Cullinane worked as a Fundraising Manager at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD), Boston’s largest anti-poverty agency, where he also served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2012. He has worked as Director of Constituent Services for State Representative Martin J. Walsh and as Communications Director for former Boston City Councilor Maureen Feeney.

Dan is a life-long resident of Dorchester where he lives with his wife Emily Torres-Cullinane. He serves as the Vice-President of the Cedar Grove Civic Association and as a member of the Ward 16 Democratic Committee.  

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