SHOREWOOD, IL – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced the endorsement of the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) and firefighter organizations representing the Joliet, Troy, Lockport, Bolingbrook, and Napervillecommunities.
“Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is a proven friend and ally of Illinois’ firefighters in theGeneral Assembly,” said AFFI President Pat Devaney. “She has supported legislative issues important to professional firefighters that provides them with the resources necessary to protect families in her district. We are proud to endorse Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant in her campaign for state Senate of the 49th District.”
The AFFI is a statewide firefighter organization representing over 15,000 professional firefighters across Illinois. Local firefighter organizations representing communities in the 49th District endorse independently of the statewide organization.
“We are proud to support a candidate who continues to stand up for the hard working people of the State of Illinois and Naperville alike,” said Dan Donahoe, Vice President of the Naperville Professional Firefighters Local 4302. “Jennifer is a friend and ally of firefighters throughout Lockport, Will County, and Illinois,” said Tim Hunter, President of Joliet Firefighters Local 44 continued. “We are proud to endorse her campaign for state Senate.”
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the AFFI and local associations representing the 49th District,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “Everyday I’m driven to make our communities a safer place to live and work. Supporting our first responders, like firefighters and paramedics, is a critical component to this objective. I look forward to working with our local and statewide firefighter organizations in my continued fight to provide our first responders with necessary resources to do their jobs and keep our families and communities safe.”
Since elected to the Illinois Senate, Bertino-Tarrant has made public safety and health a top priority. Bertino-Tarrant has championed legislation to ban dangerous caffeine powder for those under the age of 18, ensured 9-1-1 can be dialed from any phone line, and worked to provide more funding for substance abuse treatment initiatives.