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Ben Diamond gets backing of firefighters for HD 68 bid

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Another day, another endorsement for Democrat Ben Diamond. The Florida Professional Firefighters announced Wednesday their endorsement of Diamond in the competitive race for House District 68.  “The Florida Professional Firefighters are proud to endorse Ben Diamond,” said Winthrop “Will” Newton, 2nd District Vice President. “Ben cares about his community and will do an excellent job representing his district in Tallahassee. We can also trust Ben to do what’s right for the firefighters and emergency medical services personnel of Florida.” Since announcing…

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Jack Latvala rolls out proposal to aid stricken firefighters

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A trio of Republican lawmakers — and one Democrat — are pursuing a measure in 2016 to boost the legal standing of firefighters who contract cancer while serving the public. State Sen. Jack Latvala‘s SB 456 would create a presumption in statute that firefighters employed by the state or local governments who become ill with cancer did so in the line of duty at great personal expense, and potentially depriving them of treatment. Many firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics must fight for years with…

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Firefighters endorse Jack Latvala in S-16

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The Florida Professional Firefighters announced their endorsement of Jack Latvala’s campaign for Florida Senate in District 16.  The FPF is a state association chartered by the International Association of Firefighters and represents full-time Professional Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Personnel in 175 cities, counties, and special districts. The FPF’s decision to support Latvala’s campaign came following the request of 2nd District Vice President, Winthrop Newton.  The association’s president Bob Carver said, “we believe that you will honorably serve the citizens…

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Firefighters endorse Brian Blair in H-47 race

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Brian Blair has received two more key endorsements toward his bid for the Florida State House. First, the Florida Professional Firefighters have endorsed Republican candidate, Blair, as the right man for the Florida State House seat representing District 47. On top of that, the Hillsborough County Firefighters Local 2294 has announced their support for Blair. “We like to endorse candidates with a passion for public service along with the knowledge it takes to be an integral part of public safety,”…

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