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Tallahassee Firefighters Endorse Jeremy Matlow

“Commissioner Matlow stepped up for public safety and our first responders in a very big way over the past couple of years,” said Davis, “these have been difficult times for our members and he has not only been willing to listen, but has worked to address some of those problems to ensure we can provide the highest level of public safety.”

// March 24, 2022,

2:53 pm

Updated:March 26, 2022

On Thursday, the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters announced their endorsement of Jeremy Matlow for City Commission, Seat 3. Citing his willingness to support public safety in our community and his decision to stand with Firefighters and Paramedics in their push for equitable pay and benefits. 

📷 A Leon County ambulance leaves the Downtown Central Fire Station. Max Herrle, OurTallahassee.com

The Tallahassee Professional Firefighters have made Matlow their first endorsement in what is building up to be an important local election for Tallahassee.

While other endorsements will be announced soon, the association’s President, , underscored that this endorsement is an important one. “Commissioner Matlow stepped up for public safety and our first responders in a very big way over the past couple of years,” said Davis, “these have been difficult times for our members and he has not only been willing to listen, but has worked to address some of those problems to ensure we can provide the highest level of public safety.”
 
The firefighters have not only faced COVID as frontline first responders, but they did so while in a contractual impasse with city management which was followed by adversarial tactics from the City. “We met with both of the candidates in this race late last fall to hear their vision for the City of Tallahassee. Jeremy’s proven desire to change how the City does business and his courage to do that hard work is what made our decision.” said Davis “While city commissioners are usually quiet during the collective bargaining process between the fire and police unions and the City Manager, Commissioner Matlow was quick to stand behind the firefighters when they had difficulty being heard by city management in efforts to end a stalemate.”
 
For more information about the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters, IAFF visit www.TallahasseeFirefighters.com 
Article published unedited from a Wednesday Press Release from the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters.

📷 Jeremy Matlow with the leadership of the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters. Photograph by the Tallahassee Professional Firefighters

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