The Chattanooga Firefighters Association formally endorsed Gary Starnes for Sessions Court Judge, through collective vote in its regular board and membership meeting on Monday.
Jeff Eldridge, president of the Chattanooga Firefighters Association said that “elected leadership needs to recognize the contributions of emergency services at all levels, including firefighters, and Gary Starnes has demonstrated to our membership that he is keenly aware of the value of our contributions. Attorney Gary Starnes has the attributes of quality elected leadership, and for these reasons our membership is pleased to endorse Gary Starnes as our next Sessions Court Judge.”
Attorney Gary Starnes said that he is pleased at the level of support from the community. He closed by saying, “I am humbled and tremendously honored by the endorsement of the Chattanooga Firefighters Association."
The Chattanooga Firefighters Association (CFA) serves the Chattanooga Fire Department in Chattanooga. It represents over 200 active and retired members of the Chattanooga Fire Department, and represents members of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Fire Department. The CFA was chartered on Feb. 5, 1945, having originally being chartered in 1918. The Chattanooga Firefighters Association is affiliated with the International Association of Firefighters and the Tennessee Professional Firefighters Association.