Firefighters Back Anderson
– October 15, 2013 11:45 am
MANASSAS, Va. – Republican Richard Anderson picked up an endorsement from the professional firefighters union that represents more than 400 members of the Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department’s firefighters, dispatchers, paramedics, and support personnel.
The endorsement comes ahead of the November General Election in which Anderson faces Democrat Reed Huddleston in a bid to represent Virginia’s 51st House District.
More in a press release:
The membership of Local 2598 voted in their monthly meeting to endorse Del. Anderson in his re-election to a third term in the Virginia House of Delegates. Since 2010, Anderson has represented the 51st House District in the Virginia General Assembly. The District covers much of Prince William County and stretches from Occoquan in the east to Nokesville in the west.
Additionally, Dana G. Schrad, executive director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, recently thanked Anderson and stated in a letter that “your ability to collaborate successfully across party lines and with multiple state and local agencies to reach consensus solutions is well-known in Prince William County and Richmond…we look forward to continuing our positive working relationship in the 2014 legislative session.”
After being notified of the endorsement, Del. Anderson stated that “our local firefighters are on the front lines of defending life and property in harm’s way, and I’m privileged to receive their support.” He concluded by saying that “government’s primary function is to protect our citizens, and these public safety professionals who lay their lives on the line are some of the finest public servants in Prince William County and all of Virginia. Their advice is invaluable to me as a legislator, and their support in this campaign is very humbling.”
Voters will go to the polls Nov. 5.