The Massachusetts Nurses Association has endorsed At-Large Springfield City Councilor Jesse Lederman for re-election to a second term.
The Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state, and the third largest in the nation.
“I am thankful to the Mass Nurses Association for their support in the upcoming election,” said Councilor Lederman “As Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee I am acutely aware of the vital role nurses and healthcare professionals play in our community. We must continue to work together to confront head on our continued public health challenges, and ensure our healthcare professionals have the resources they need and deserve as they serve our community.”
The MNA represents more than 23,000 members working in 85 health care facilities, including 51 acute care hospitals, as well as a growing number of nurses and health professionals working in schools, visiting nurse associations, public health departments and state agencies. In Springfield, the MNA represents nurses and health care professionals at Baystate Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center and Vibra Hospital.
“It is clear that Jesse understands the issues facing nurses and their patients in Springfield”, said Donna Kelly-Williams, RN and President of the MNA. “He is committed to addressing health care challenges- such as access to essential health services- and the MNA looks forward to working with him when he is reelected to the City Council”.
Jesse Lederman is a first term City Councilor in the City of Springfield. He is Chairman of the Committee on Health and Human Services and the Committee on Sustainability and Environment, as well as a member of the Public Safety and Maintenance and Development Committees.