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Oct122012

Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire Endorse Maggie Hassan for Governor

Praise Hassan for Her Work to Make Communities Better, Safer for All Residents


MANCHESTER – Praising her work to improve the safety of New Hampshire communities, the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire today endorsed Maggie Hassan for Governor.  

“Fire fighters and paramedics protect the families and neighborhoods of this state,” said Dave Lang, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire. “We know how important it is to have a Governor who is actively working to make New Hampshire a safer place for all of us, and that is why we are supporting Maggie Hassan. Maggie has worked, and will continue to work, with the public safety community to pass laws that make our communities better and safer places.”

Hassan is also offering an Innovation Plan that will help middle-class families succeed, by focusing on freezing college tuition costs; ensuring access to job training; and providing tax credits and technical assistance that will help attract new businesses and jobs. She will veto an income or sales tax.

“Maggie understands the importance of a balanced budget and will continue to ensure fire fighters and paramedics have the necessary resources to successfully do our jobs,” Lang said.  “New Hampshire needs a leader who shares our values, and will look out for all people. That’s Maggie Hassan, and that’s why we are supporting her today.”

Hassan said it was an honor to accept the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire.

“A governor’s first job is to ensure the safety of the people of New Hampshire, and I am proud to be a strong supporter of public safety.  As governor, I will work hard every day, with all of you, to protect our communities and keep our state moving forward,” Hassan said.

As a leader in the State Senate, Hassan worked with public safety officials on critical priorities, including creating a death benefit for first responders killed in the line of duty, directing the Department of Safety to develop a reverse 911 system so that first responders can reach citizens in an emergency, strengthening domestic violence laws, and working with Governor John Lynch to pass one of the toughest laws in the nation to protect children from sexual predators.

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