McGary Touts New Endorsements

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

District 8 City Councilman Andrae McGary on Wednesday hailed new endorsements.

He said, "I am proud to announce that along with a previous endorsement from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, that now the Fraternal Order of Police Officers and the Chattanooga Firefighters Association, a chapter of the International Association of Fighter Fighters, have also pledged their continued support of my campaign to be bold, fair and strong for my neighbors in District 8.

"My opponent boasts that his years as a former city employee have given him an advantage in this race.

Today our men and women in uniform have given him their answer. I thank them for their unwavering support in moving this district forward and not back to the days of despair and disappointment. These men and women are our sons and daughters, church members, neighbors and friends. They put their lives on the line daily in protecting our families and communities and for that, I am humbled and honored to receive their endorsement.

 

"As a councilman, I voted for equitable pay increases for both fire fighters and police officers. I also supported measures to put more police officers on the streets to help fight crime while our neighborhoods are being ravished by senseless acts of violence. I pledge my continued support to them and their sacrifice to keep our community safe. Please join them in your vote for me on March 5th as we continue forward with four more years of bold leadership you can count on."


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