Rep Candidate Paul Mark Earns Labor Coalition Endorsement

Paul Mark

Paul Mark is a candidate for the 2nd Berkshire Representative District. We got this release from Paul Mark’s Campaign:

Dalton, MA – July 15, 2010 – Paul Mark, Democratic candidate for state representative in the Second Berkshire district, has received the endorsement of the Berkshire Central Labor Council.

The Council is a coalition of Berkshire County unions with 45 representatives from over 25 trade groups. The organization recently hosted a forum, and voted to endorse Paul after brief speeches and a question period from each of the candidates who were present.

“We need somebody in the legislature who will be tough and honest, and Paul has those qualities,” said Herb Scholtz, a council delegate from Ironworkers Local 12.

“It is a great honor to receive the endorsement of the Berkshire Central Labor Council,” said Paul. “The delegates recognized that nobody in this race will fight harder to improve the quality of life
for working families in our district and throughout Massachusetts.”

“The unanimous endorsement of Paul, based on his experience and personal convictions, means that he’s the candidate of choice for organized labor,” Jerome F. Moran, a delegate from the UFCW Local 1459.

The endorsement comes on the heels of Paul receiving the support of Mass Nurses Association, Teamsters, and UAW, which represent diverse trades including ambulance workers, truck drivers, and graduate students.

Paul has also received a nod from MassAlliance, a coalition composed of 22 progressive groups. The organization’s member groups include state chapters of Sierra Club, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Organization for Women, and the Massachusetts
Teachers Association, among others.

Paul Mark earned several college degrees, including a doctorate and a law degree, while working full-time for the phone company. He commuted from the Berkshires to UMass-Amherst, Northeastern and Suffolk Universities. Now he is running for the seat being vacated by current
Representative Denis Guyer.

The Second Berkshire district includes part of Pittsfield and 21 towns in the central Berkshires, and parts of Franklin and Hampshire Counties.

Paul lives in Hancock with his wife Cassandra.

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