Bellevue Firefighters Union Endorses Inslee, Urquhart, Others

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.

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.


Keith Allen
Bellevue Firefighters Local 1604

Disappointed Phil October 12, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Straight (D) endorsements. I wonder if they even looked at the opponents. That's disappointing.
John Coktosen October 12, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Well Phil, I believe the letter says that they evaluated the candidates. There is no reason to make the assumption that they did not look at the opponents.
John Coktosen October 12, 2012 at 03:40 AM
I watched these folks at a fire in my neighborhood the other day. Anyone willing to climb onto the roof of a burning house and run in the front door to look for survivors gets the benifit of the doubt in my book.
1234@thenews.com October 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Before the re-districting, they endorsed Dave Reichert - and they have endorsed Republican City Council candidates. Just depends on the person, I guess.


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