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Florida firefighters endorse Charlie Justice

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The Florida Professional Firefighters organization, including the St. Petersburg Association of Firefighters Local 747, has officially endorsed the re-election campaign of Charlie Justice. The endorsement comes with the confidence that Justice will “honorably serve the citizens of Pinellas County” and “the interests of the men and women in the Fire and Emergency Medical Services,” according to the endorsement letters signed by state President Jim Tolley and local President Richard Pauley. Justice said he was pleased to receive the firefighters’ support.…

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Endorsement Watch: Fraternal Order of Police, Republican Liberty Caucus, Florida Pharmacy Association, and others issue endorsements

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There are just a few weeks until the election, and organizations across the state are rolling out endorsements for state and federal candidates. Several organizations — including the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the Florida Professional Firefighters — issued endorsements. — The Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Rebecca Negron in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. “Rebecca Negron has served the citizens of her community and will be a much-needed voice…

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Florida firefighters’ union endorses Chris Latvala in HD 67

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Largo Republican Rep. Chris Latvala announced Tuesday that he has picked up an endorsement from the Florida Professional Firefighters in his  re-election campaign. “We commend you on your willingness to run for and serve in public office, and because of that, the Florida Professional Firefighters wish to endorse and support your campaign for re-election to the Florida House of Representatives, District 67,” FPF President Jim Tolley said. “We believe that you will continue to honorably serve the citizens of Florida, and the interests of the…

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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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