The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.
"The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience in public safety makes him our preferred candidate in the Republican primary, and we encourage voters to support him.
“Right now we are looking at mutual aid agreements with other first responders in the region. The recent fire on Morris Hill Road is an example of how departments need to work together on emergencies in hard to reach areas.”
Mr. Perkins said he has been an advocate for supporting emergency services and first responders across the county. When a tornado hit his Apison home in 2011, he commended first responders from the county and its municipalities for working together during the relief effort.
Mr. Perkins said, “I consider the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association family because they helped mine. Their endorsement speaks to the importance of the ongoing vote in District 7."
Early voting runs through May 1. Election Day is May 6.