Last Thursday night, the membership of the Newton Fire Fighters Association voted unanimously to endorse City Council President Scott Lennon in his bid for Mayor. The association represents 181 Newton firefighters as well as mechanics and signal men and women who work in Newton fire stations. They are the first union to endorse a candidate in the 2017 campaign for Mayor.
“I am deeply humbled that Newton’s bravest believe in my campaign’s vision for the future of this city,” said Scott Lennon. “When I first joined the City Council, I led the charge to renovate our fire stations as a matter of public safety. I believe that with the right planning Newton can have top notch emergency services just as we have top notch schools, and I’m proud that Newton firefighters agree.”
The Newton Fire Fighters Association endorsement comes just ahead of Lennon’s official campaign kickoff which takes place at 6pm on Thursday, April 6that American Legion Post 440. The union said Lennon represented the best selection for Mayor because of his understanding of the fire department’s mission, his leadership as City Council President, and his professional experience as a public sector manager that got the city’s fiscal house in order while fulfilling its obligation to past public servants.
“We believe Scott is the best choice for Mayor of Newton because of his valuable experience. He rose through the ranks of government from a Ward Councilor to City Council President, where he has spent the last 8 years leading the Council and working alongside Mayor Warren towards financial stability,” said NFFA President Tom Lopez. “Scott has a strong understanding of the fire department’s mission and we believe he has the vision and experience to provide us the resources needed to continue to build a level of unparalleled public safety.”
The Lennon for Mayor campaign will be hosting numerous events with the Newton Fire Fighters Association to let residents know about the endorsement. Those interested in joining are encouraged to email [email protected] for further information.
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