TULSA FIREFIGHTERS ANNOUNCE ENDORSEMENT OF KEVIN STITT FOR GOVERNOR
TULSA, Oklahoma (October 25, 2018)— In a press conference today at the headquarters of Tulsa IAFF Local 176, the Tulsa Firefighters Political Action Committee, the second largest union in the state supporting Oklahoma firefighters, endorsed Kevin Stitt for Governor of Oklahoma.
“Many of us felt called to become a firefighter because we wanted to help those who live in our community,” said IAFF Local 176 President, Jim Nance. “We feel Kevin Stitt is answering that same call and will be a leader all Oklahomans can count on. He has not only taken an interest in the job of a firefighter, but he has also experienced it first hand, by going into the flashover chamber alongside Tulsa firefighters to experience the severe conditions we face. It shows a level of commitment and dedication we value as first responders. Aside from that, Kevin Stitt has a plan to better fund public safety, ensuring every fire department across the state has access to the most up-to-date training and tools to keep citizens safe.”
Stitt welcomed the support of the faithful public safety professionals and discussed his vision to support core services in the state of Oklahoma.
“I am deeply honored to have the support of the dedicated firefighters in Tulsa who protect our communities every day,” said Stitt. “I am running for governor to put Oklahoma on the path to being the Top Ten state we all know it can be. It starts by leading the state to make decisions for the next generation and not the next election. In a Stitt administration, we are going to deliver accountability and efficiency for every taxpayer dollar spent in order to provide funding certainty to core public services like public safety, education and infrastructure.”