FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSEMENT. The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire is endorsing Concord attorney Cinde Warmington in her bid for the District 2 Executive Council seat.
Warmington is in a six-person Democratic primary for the seat, while two Republicans have filed their candidacies. The eventual winner in November will succeed Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, who is running for governor.
The union said its delegates voted unanimously to endorse Warmington, who leads the Health Practices Group at the Shaheen and Gordon law firm and is a longtime Democratic Party activist, currently chairing the state party’s Platform Committee.
“Delegates of the Professional Fire Fighters of NH have voted to endorse a candidate who listens to the issues and concerns of our members,” said PFFNH President William McQuillen. “During these harsh times when our members are on the front lines combating the COVID-19 pandemic, we need someone who will not play partisan politics and instead will put working families first. I’m confident Cinde is the right person for the job and will be a strong advocate for public safety.”
“Day in and day out, PFFNH members are keeping Granite Staters safe,” said Warmington. “It’s critical that we are looking after our public safety workers, from workforce development and health care benefits, to understanding and mitigating workplace risks. It’s an honor to have the support of this important group, and as an Executive Councilor, I will always be a voice for workers’ rights and the interests of working families.”
The Concord-based PFFNH represents more than 2,000 active and retired fire fighters and paramedics.
Warmington was previously endorsed by the Granite State Teamsters Local 633. She has also been endorsed by four mayors, three state senators and 38 House representatives, her campaign said.
Read John DiStaso’s piece for WMUR here.