Twenty SEIU 888 endorsed candidates across Massachusetts prevailed in their preliminary election challenges on September 6, 2022.
“We were thrilled to see such a strong showing by our slate of candidates,” said Anthony Landry, Political Director for SEIU 888. “These were candidates who strongly support our members and working families. Having them as our elected officials helps to advance the policies and priorities our membership wants and needs.”
Maura Healey was SEIU 888’s pick for governor and, as expected, she sailed to victory. Congressional candidates prevailing in the primaries included: Richard Neal, Jim McGovern, Lori Trahan, Katherine Clark and Ayanna Pressley, all incumbents.
Candidates endorsed in state senate races who prevailed included:
- Paul Mark: Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Hampshire District
- Michael Brady (incumbent): 2nd Plymouth and Norfolk District
- Walter Timilty (incumbent): Norfolk, Plymouth, and Bristol District
- Pavel Payano: 1st Essex District
State representative candidates who prevailed are:
- Estella Reyes (incumbent): 4th Essex District
- Erika Uyterhoeven (incumbent): 27th Middlesex District
- Rita Mendes : 11th Plymouth District
- Sam Montaño: 15th Suffolk District
- Sarah Peake (incumbent): 4th Barnstable District
- Natalie Higgins (incumbent): 4th Worcester District
- Mary Keefe (incumbent): 15th Worcester District
- Chynah Tyler (incumbent): 7th Suffolk District
- Russel Holmes (incumbent): 6th Suffolk District
- James Hawkins (incumbent): 2nd Bristol District
Endorsed candidates are supported through SEIU 888’s Committee on Political Action (COPA). Most of Local 888 members’ salaries and benefits are voted on by elected officials. Through COPA, SEIU advocates for quality of life issues that impact all members.
To learn more about COPA, or to sign up for contributions, visit www.seiu888.org/copa.