As the elected presidents of the Pierce County Fire Fighters and Tacoma Fire Fighters Locals, we were very disappointed that those supporting Pat McCarthy would use photographs of Fire Fighters in her television commercials, leading viewers to believe that she is supported by our organizations. Let us be clear, not one Fire Fighter organization in Pierce County is supporting Pat McCarthy’s campaign for County Executive.
We want to set the record straight that the Fire Fighter locals in Pierce County are solely supporting Calvin Goings for Pierce County Executive. Goings’ record on public safety is impeccable. He has fought for safer working conditions for Fire Fighters, as well as improved residential construction standards to keep all family’s safe. Goings is the only candidate for Executive that we trust to understand the needs of first responders and who will lead our County to be better prepared for when emergencies happen. We agree that McCarthy has served us well as Auditor, but Goings’ record is unsurpassed and our members strongly support his campaign for Executive.
We are asking McCarthy’s supporters to be truthful in their television ads and remove any images of Fire Fighters so as to not mislead Pierce County voters this November.
Lynn Miller, President
Pierce County Fire Fighters Local 2175
Pat McElligott, President
Tacoma Fire Fighters Local 31
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