PA-Gov: Firefighters Endorse McCord
The Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association endorsed State Treasurer Rob McCord for governor today.
“I’m humbled to receive this valuable endorsement from the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association,” said McCord. “These hard working men and women represent the backbone of our Commonwealth’s emergency response network. They are also our friends and neighbors, and they know too many Pennsylvanians are working twice as hard to get half as far. These heroic first responders know it is time for a new governor in our state.”
PPFFA represents more than 10,000 professional firefighters, EMTs and paramedics across the state.
“I’m pleased to announce that the thousands of active and retired members of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association have chosen to stand behind Treasurer Rob McCord in his race to be the next Governor of Pennsylvania,” said Art Martynuska, President of PPFFA. “Rob is the only one, and I mean the only one in the race for governor, who has a proven himself as a tireless champion of Pennsylvania’s working families. Congratulations Rob, we’re behind you all the way.”
According to McCord’s campaign, this union endorsement brings his total of union member endorsements up to 427,500, putting him paces ahead of his competition in labor support.
McCord counts the support of five IBEW locals, Locals 5, 81, 126, 143 and 163. He also has endorsements from PSEA, BCTGM Local 464 – Chocolate Workers, AFSCME Council 13, UFCW Local 1776, the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, Philadelphia’s AFSCME District 1199C, the Pennsylvania State Corrections Officers Association, IUOE Local 66, the Philadelphia Laborers and the Utility Workers Union of America.
Also running in the Democratic primary for governor are former PA DEP Secretary Katie McGinty, former Secretary of the PA Department of Revenue Tom Wolf, Rep. Allyson Schwartz and former Auditor General Jack Wagner.