Massachusetts AFL-CIO Announces Endorsement of Dan Cullinane for State Representative in 12th Suffolk District Special Election

Dan Cullinane

MALDEN, MA, July 16, 2013…The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has endorsed Dan Cullinane for State Representative in the 12th Suffolk District to succeed newly elected State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry. The Massachusetts AFL-CIO believes that Dan will be the best fighter for working families as State Representative.  Dan’s commitment to the labor movement and his community activism make him the best choice for working people in this election. 

Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven A. Tolman was proud to announce the endorsement, saying, “We looked at many good candidates in this race, but Dan’s record of community advocacy on behalf of working people made him the clear choice. He has spent his career in public service, fighting on behalf of workers with the Attorney General and as a Legislative Aide at the State House.  I am confident he will be a strong voice for working families, and we are proud to support him.”

Cullinane responded to the endorsement by saying, “I am deeply honored to have earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.  As someone who grew up in a union household and who has demonstrated a commitment to working families throughout my career, I understand the challenges organized labor confronts each day. As a State Representative, I will use my experience to be a voice and advocate for the Commonwealth’s workforce.”

The son of two union members and a lifelong resident of Dorchester, Dan is a former fair labor investigator for the Office of the Attorney General and has served as a community advocate on behalf of pro-working family legislators, including State Senator Dorcena-Forry and State Representative Martin Walsh.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO is the unified voice of all organized workers in the Commonwealth.  Moreover, we are the voice of all working people in Massachusetts, both those in unions and those not yet organized.  Our mission is to improve the lives of working families – to work for economic and social justice in the workplace, our communities, our unions, our state and our nation.