(INDIANAPOLIS) – Wednesday at their annual convention, the Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC announced their endorsement of Governor Eric Holcomb for a second term. This is the organization’s first gubernatorial endorsement since 2008.
“There’s no doubt that Governor Holcomb has always put the public safety of all Hoosiers first,” said Thomas Hanify, president of the Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC. “He’s stood with Indiana firefighters as we stand with Hoosiers, focusing on education, training and safety standards, and retirement and disability benefits. We’re proud to call Governor Holcomb a friend of Hoosier firefighters, and know that he’s the right person to continue leading Indiana for the next four years.”
The Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC is the political arm of the Professional Fire Fighters Union of Indiana (PFFUI), which represents 80 firefighter unions across the state. The organization provides a unified voice of the interests of its more than 7,800 statewide members. The PFFUI is affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Indiana AFL-CIO.
Over the last three and a half years, Governor Holcomb has led Indiana with a focus on public health and safety. In a second term, Governor Holcomb is committed to carrying on this commitment to Indiana’s firefighters.
“Our Hoosier firefighters are the original essential workers,” said Governor Holcomb. “No matter the situation – whether it’s floods, tornados, blizzards, earthquakes, or a global pandemic – our firefighters are always there for us. I am profusely grateful for them and their support, and I’ll work to continue to earn that support every single day.”
Today’s announcement comes as Hoosiers show that they support Governor Holcomb’s results-driven leadership. Just last week, the campaign announced that it closed the second quarter of 2020 with $8.05 million cash on hand. This impressive total includes $1.48 million raised in less than one month of active fundraising during the quarter.
The Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC is the seventh group to endorse Governor Holcomb this election cycle, following the announcement last month that the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades had unanimously endorsed him. He’s also earned the endorsement of the Northwestern Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council, Indiana Builders Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Indiana State Police Alliance, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.