This new endorsement marks the third fire fighters local to back Rittereiser –Maple Valley and Eastside Fire Fighters endorsed Rittereiser last week
Issaquah, WA – Former King County Deputy Prosecutor and 8th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Jason Rittereiser today announced his latest endorsement from organized labor, as the Valley Professional Fire Fighters IAFF Local 1352 have decided to back his campaign.
The support of the Valley Fire Fighters marks Rittereiser’s fifth labor union endorsement, and third endorsement from a fire fighters local. Other endorsing union locals include the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 612, and the Renton Police Guild, as well as the Maple Valley and Eastside Fire Fighters.
Valley Professional Fire Fighters represent 106 professional firefighters, captains, and battalion chiefs serving the cities of Auburn, Algona, and Pacific.
“We looked closely at all the candidates and decided that Jason Rittereiser is far and away the strongest candidate. He knows the struggles that working families face in making ends meet, and he has detailed, substantive ideas for how our government can make a positive difference in their lives,” Reed Astley, President of the Valley Fire Fighters, says. “We enthusiastically support Jason in the race to replace Dave Reichert. He’ll be a great representative for our members, and for all of the other residents of the district.”
“I am honored to have such strong support from firefighters and first responders across the 8th Congressional District,” Rittereiser said. “As the son of a police officer and a former prosecutor, their vote of confidence means the world to me. In Congress, I will work every day to make sure that the people who protect us and keep us safe have the tools they need to be effective.”
An Issaquah resident, Rittereiser currently works to protect the rights of employees, as a voice for thousands of Washingtonians who have faced discrimination in the workplace, had their wages stolen by their employers, and other workers who have faced injustice.