The State Employees Association, the state’s largest public union, has elected a new president.
Rich Gulla who works for the State Liquor Commission unseated incumbent Diana Lacey by a difference of just four votes during Sunday’s convention.
Gulla says he’s excited about representing the interests of SEA members who he says are overworked and underpaid.
“Because now you’ve got one person perhaps doing the job of two or three because of cut-backs.”
Gulla, whose term will run three years, expects much of his immediate focus will be on state-level budget cuts.
The SEA represents roughly eleven thousand public and private sector workers in New Hampshire. Lacey led the union for the past four years.