In a letter to the editor, the Bellevue Firefighters IAFF Local 1604 list their endorsements for state and local offices in the upcoming general election.
Bellevue Patch (Editorial) - Dear Editor:
Bellevue Firefighters are proud to announce the following endorsements for the November elections:
41st Legislative District:
Senate: Maureen Judge
House: Marcie Maxwell, Judy Clibborn
48th Legislative District:
House: Cyrus Habib, Ross Hunter
King County Sheriff: John Urquhart
Attorney General: Bob Ferguson
Governor: Jay Inslee
U.S. Senate: Maria Cantwell
U.S. House: Suzan DelBene, Adam Smith
As firefighters, our job is to take care of people. When we evaluate a candidate running for public office, we look for someone with the same passion and dedication to the people of Bellevue, King County, and the state of Washington that we have. We want our public officials to believe in the work we do and to support the people we serve. We feel the above mentioned candidates are committed to such a cause and have put our full endorsement behind their campaigns.
We encourage all citizens to carefully evaluate each candidate to determine if they truly act in the best interests of the public. Be sure the candidate you choose is working to protect the public, not their own special interests. Speak up and vote in the coming election.
Thank you for taking the time to consider the input of your local firefighter.
Bellevue Firefighters Local 1604
As one of the most beautiful states in the union–and one of the richest in natural resources–Washington has a special interest in energy and environmental policy. And Maria has fought hard to uphold the state’s conservation tradition, while also working to bring our energy policy into the 21st century.
Maria knows Washington’s business community – because, as an executive at an innovative software company, she was part of it. And as a Senator, she’s led the way in helping businesses large and small throughout Washington grow, thrive, and create jobs.
Maria has taken a leadership role on safety and security issues, including defending our borders, strengthening our military, cracking down on gangs, and taking on drug crime in Washington communities.
Middle-class families around Washington and across the country are facing tough times–and tough decisions about balancing the family checkbook each month. Maria has fought to strengthen the economic security of Washington families and cut taxes for middle-class families.