The Colorado Professional Firefighters (CPFF) today announced their endorsement of Jared Polis in the 2018 Colorado governor’s race.
CPFF is the statewide association of Colorado’s firefighters unions and represents approximately 4,000 firefighters throughout Colorado. CPFF will now begin mobilizing in support of Jared for the June 26 Democratic Primary Election and beyond.
“Jared has spent his career putting the health and safety of Coloradans first. We are proud he shares our values in that regard. That is why the CPFF has endorsed him to be Colorado’s next governor,” said CPFF President Mike Frainier.
“Jared has been a fighter for public safety and worker issues for the last decade,” said Phil Cordova, CPFF Secretary-Treasurer. “We need a governor that will work with Colorado firefighters to reform Tabor and Gallagher so that firefighters have the resources they need to save lives, fight wildfires and keep our communities safe. His commitment to support increased collective bargaining and protect defined benefit pensions in Colorado will help make the economy work for everyone.”
“We are all safer when our brave firefighters have the resources they need to keep us safe. Colorado Firefighters give so much to the communities where they serve and I am deeply honored to have their support,” said Jared Polis. “I’m running for governor to make our economy work for all Coloradans, not just the people of the top — and I am looking forward to working with CPFF to fight for public safety, defined benefit pensions, and for real reform on Tabor and Gallagher. Our firefighters across the state deserve the best equipment to stay safe while they protect all of us. CPFF is one of the fastest growing unions in Colorado due to the 2013 state law that expanded the rights of firefighters to form unions. They are proof of what we can do at the state level to grow the middle class and build an economy that works for everyone.”
Polis has also earned the endorsements of Pipefitters Local 208, The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.