LYNN — The Massachusetts AFL-CIO has endorsed Brendan Crighton in his bid to become state senator for the 3rd Essex District, which includes Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus and Swampscott.
The special election will be held on Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. Crighton’s is the only name on the ballot.
“As a City Councilor in Lynn and as a state representative for Lynn and Nahant, Brendan has consistently fought for policies that improve the lives of the workers and retirees that he represents, and lifts up working families across the Commonwealth,” said Massachusetts AFL-CIO President Steven Tolman. “We are proud to support Brendan in his campaign for the State Senate and look forward to continuing our work together to raise standards for all working people in Massachusetts.”
In addition to the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Crighton has been endorsed by Iron Workers Local 7, Massachusetts and Northern N.E. Laborers’ District Council , International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District 35, Carpenters Local 26, Carmen’s Union Local 589, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445, Local 4 Operating Engineers, Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, Local 33 Roofers and Waterproofers, Massachusetts Teachers Association, American Federation of Teachers, Boston Teachers Union, SEIU 1199, and Correction Officers Federated Union.
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and the support of many other labor organizations.” said Crighton. “The success of working families benefits us all. As State Senator, I will continue to fight for workplace safety, job training, prevailing wage laws, and the right to organize.”
Crighton began his career in public service in 2005 working for state Sen. Thomas M. McGee. He was first elected to public office as Lynn Ward 5 councilor in 2010 and later was elected as councilor at large, serving six years in total. In 2015, Crighton was sworn in as state representative for the 11th Essex District, which includes Lynn and Nahant.