The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association announced on Monday that it will endorse Chris Anderson for Chattanooga City Council, District 7, stating that "his vision for the district and the City of Chattanooga is the right one for the community."
The group said Mr. Anderson "has shown himself to be both qualified and passionate about public safety in his district and throughout Chattanooga."
The organization noted his "commitment to policies that protect members of the community and his recognition of the challenges the city faces when attracting and retaining qualified fire fighters.
“Chris Anderson was an easy choice for us, he's been an outspoken leader on a number of public safety issues and has shown a commitment to fight for fire fighters on the city level," Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association, said. "We're committed to supporting candidates who have the right vision for the city and are passionate about supporting public safety efforts. We're excited to support Chris' election and look forward to working with him once he's elected."
Mr. Anderson said, "I'm so appreciative and humbled by the endorsement of our local fire fighters," said Anderson, stating his plans for the next leg of the campaign. "I'm excited about working side-by-side with the local heroes who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe both during this campaign and during my time on Chattanooga City Council."