ELECTION 2012 News:
By Carol A. Clark
Incumbent County Council candidate Vincent Chiravalle and Council candidate Pete Sheehey have responded to request for comment from the Los Alamos Daily Post following Friday’s announcement by the Los Alamos Firefighters Association – IAFF Local 3279, that its membership elected to endorse them as well as House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard for the November General Election:
“I am happy and honored to receive the endorsement of our firefighters. I want to thank the union membership for their confidence in me and their strong support,” Chiravalle said. “As a county councilor, I have focused on the needs of working people and families by championing the issues that are important to our firefighters, our public schools and our community service organizations. I greatly appreciate this endorsement and I would like to continue to be a voice for all our citizens on the council.”
Stephanie Garcia Richard
Editor’s note: Richard’s response just arrived and is noted below:
“This is an important endorsement I’m proud to receive. Our firefighters are our first responders and everyday they work to keep us safe,” Richard said. “Unique to our community, our firefighters do the important job of protecting the Lab as well. I thank them for their nod of support.“
Union President Cari Mace said during an interview Friday that the membership will support these three candidates to hopefully get them in a position to help Los Alamos County as well as help labor relations.