The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association has endorsed Republican incumbent Rick Perry in the race for Governor of Texas.
I called Jeff Caynon, president of the group, after receiving the endorsement notice from the Perry campaign.
Caynon explained that his group has a friendly incumbent rule. “The governor has been supportive and signed legislation that is backed by our firefighters, so we try to stick with friendly incumbents,” said Caynon.
The endorsment is not only for the republican party primary, it also extends to the general election in November.
“It’s nothing against former Houston Mayor Bill White. We endorsed Governor Perry before Bill White got into the race,” said Caynon. “If Perry doesn’t get into the general election then we will have to pick a new candidate to endorse.”
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #341
Endorses Gov. Perry for Re-election
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #341 for re-election in 2010.
“Fire fighters across the state have a friend in Gov. Rick Perry,” said Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341. “He has helped provide us the tools we need to make Texas safe. When Texans need help, they turn to us. When we need help, we always know we can turn to Gov. Perry. Local #341 is proud to endorse Gov. Perry for re-election.”
The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #341 represents nearly 4,000 of Houston’s bravest men and women. The Houston Fire Department is the 3rd largest fire department in the nation.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of Houston’s firefighters and emergency responders,” said Gov. Perry. “These brave public servants put their lives on the line daily to keep Texans safe. Their dedication and courage exemplify the best of what Texas has to offer.”
Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local #341 joins the following individuals and organizations in their endorsement of Gov. Perry: