Peter S. Carozza, Jr., President of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, announced today his association’s endorsement of MATT LESSER in the upcoming elections.
In making the endorsement, President Carozza stated, “It is an honor to announce that following the recommendation of the Executive Board and the Political Action Committee, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut heartily endorses REPRESENTATIVE MATT LESSER, D-100, for re-election this November.
This action was taken after careful consideration of his record of support for the Professional Fire Fighters of Connecticut and his leadership in helping to insure the health and safety of our members and that of our fellow citizens.”
President James Mastroianni of the South Fire District Professional Fire Fighters Local 3918 also added his voice of support to Representative Lesser’s re-election bid. “Matt Lesser has been a friend of South Fire Distict's Professional Fire Fighters for many years and we fully support this endorsement”, said Mastroianni
In commenting on the endorsement, Paul Rapanault, the Director of Legislative and Political Affairs for the UPFFA said, “We believe that professionalism and leadership in the field of Public Safety is indispensable to the citizens of the State of Connecticut in the continuing debate on Homeland Security. We need strong voices in that debate. Matt Lesser has a proven record of being one of those voices.”
The Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut is the state association of the International Association of Fire Fighters, which represents 60 affiliated local unions in the state, comprising about 4200 members.