Firefighters Union Endorses Camillo
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut has endorsed Republican state Rep. Fred Camillo for reelection for the 151st District.
In a prepared statement, President Peter S. Carozza Jr. said, “It is an honor to announce that following the recommendation of the Executive Board and the Political Action Committee, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut heartily endorses Representative Fred Camillo, for re-election this November."
Carozza said, "This action was taken after careful consideration of his record of support for the Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut and his leadership in helping to insure the health and safety of our members and that of our fellow citizens.”
Also included in the statement was a comment from Camillo. "It is truly an honor to receive the endorsement of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut. These men and women are on the front lines of Public Safety and are an integral part of our Homeland Security." Camillo added, "I was proud to speak on and vote for legislation that provides support services for these professionals who routinely encounter horrific situations as part of their job. They deserve our full support and gratitude."
Paul Rapanault, the union's director of legislative and political affairs, said, “We believe that professionalism and leadership in the field of Public Safety is critical to the continuing debate on Homeland Security. We need strong, thoughtful voices in that debate. Representative Camillo is one of those voices."
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is the state association of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents 60 affiliated local unions in the state, comprising about 4,200 members.
The Democrats Are Coming
The Democratic slate of candidates on both the state and federal levels are scheduled to visit the Greenwich Senior Center Wednesday.
They're all planning to visit during the seniors' lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 24.
Scheduled to appear are John Blankley, candidate for the 149th House District; Stephanie Paulmeno, candidate for the 150th House District; David Rafferty, candidate for the 151st House District; Dan Dauplaise, candidate for the 36th Senate District, and incumbent US Rep. Jim Himes of Cos Cob, for the 4th Congressional District.
And Greenwich's Democratic Selectman Drew Marzullo also is scheduled to attend.
The senior center is at 299 Greenwich Ave.