FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ali Pardo
BALLWIN, MO – Today, September 18th, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri, St. Louis County Police Association, FOP Lodge 111, and Eastern Missouri Coalition of Police – FOP Lodge 15 announced their endorsement of Ann Wagner for Congress in Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District.
“I’m honored to be surrounded today by the men and women who support and defend this community each and every day,” said Wagner “In Washington, I work to protect the safety and security of this community, but our first responders are on the front lines. I am grateful for their support and I consider it my most solemn responsibility to have their backs, just as they have ours. I pledge to continue serving them and their families to the best of my ability and I will always stand behind those who put their lives on the line to defend our American way of life.”
“On behalf of the men and women of the St. Louis County Police Association, it is my honor to announce our endorsement for Congresswoman Ann Wagner’s re-election campaign,” said Joe Patterson with the St. Louis County Police Association. “While in office, Congresswoman Wagner has been an enthusiastic supporter of Law Enforcement and Public Safety and she has a proven track record of success working to protect our citizens, most recently, with the passage of a bi-partisan law to fight online sex trafficking. There is no doubt that Congresswoman Wagner’s hard work in Washington D.C. is keeping us safe here at home in Missouri.”
“It is my honor to stand here today, in front of this beautiful memorial honoring all those that have been lost in the line of duty, and on behalf of the 2,400 members of the Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri, IAFF Local 2665, nearly 6,000 members of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, and 310,000 members of the International Association of Fire Fighters in North America to proudly announce our wholehearted endorsement of Congresswoman Ann Wager for Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District,” said Kurt Becker of the International Association of Fire Fighters. “I know Ann Wagner personally, and it’s a privilege to call her my friend. And like any true friend, when Ann Wagner says she’s got your back, she means it–and you can take it to the bank. More importantly, Ann Wagner cares, and let me tell you, when you have a warrior like Congresswoman Ann Wagner on your side, you’ve got a fighting chance on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.”