Mark S. MackenziePrimary Election 2022 WinnerDemocrat
I have been a member of the International Association of Firefighters for the past 45 years and served as the local Secretary Treasury for both Local 856 and the Professional Firefighters of NH
In 1978 I was part of the leadership which led a successful strike for the Manchester firefighters. The strike resulted in a significant reduction of hours and more family-friendly work schedules.
In the mid 80s I served as the Executive Vice President of the NH AFL-CIO and was elected as the President of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO in 1990 and became the longest-serving State President in the country with a career covering more than 25 years. I am known as a strong, experienced progressive leader with a powerful voice and a long history of fighting for respect and dignity for all people. I have been recognized nationally for his numerous legislative and political achievements which include: increasing the minimum wage, improving public sector pension benefits, implementing post-retirement medical benefits card-check neutrality, guaranteeing COLA adjustments for public employees, securing best value contracting legislation, expanding OSHA training to public contracts, reforming the workers compensation system, and achieving equal pay legislation.
I have led many legislative battles, including defeating anti-worker “right to work” legislation 17 times.
I have been at the forefront of virtually all successful Democratic campaigns over the past several decades in New Hampshire, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Representatives Shea-Porter and Kuster, Senators Shaheen and Hassan, Governors Shaheen, Lynch and Hassan, and countless State Senators and Representatives. Have also worked closely with New Hampshire elected officials from both parties
I was a national delegate for the Jesse Jackson presidential campaign in 1988, and Bernie Sanders in 2016 and 2020. I also helped to form the NH Bernie Sanders Steering Committee in 2015 and remain an active member of that group.
2016 - elected to the NH General Court representing Manchester’s Ward 10 and served on the House Labor Committee.
I ran for Congress in 2018 in District 1.
Moved to Manchester in 1974 when I was appointed to the Manchester Fire Department and spent 27 years there, retiring as a Captain.
Time lived in NH46 years
BS in Liberal Arts Franklin Pierce, master's in Public Administration,
Phi Beta Kappa Member - UNH's College of Liberal Arts
Harvard University Trade Union Program
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If elected or re-elected, please describe legislation you expect to sponsor or co-sponsor.
What are the most important concerns you’ve heard from Manchester residents and how can you address those concerns if elected or re-elected?
New Hampshire legislators are citizen legislators and being a legislator is a significant time commitment. How much time per week can you spend on legislative duties while the Senate/House is in session?
How do you feel the current divisive political climate in the United States will impact the New Hampshire General Court over the next two years and how would you navigate that divisiveness in your duties?
What is the most significant issue facing Manchester residents at the municipal level and how can you, as a legislator aid the city government on that issue?
In your conversations with voters, what is the most significant issue to them right now? How would you address that if elected or re-elected?
In your opinion, what were the five most significant pieces of legislation introduced over the last two years? Please explain what made them significant.