Manno endorsed by FOP and Maryland Professional Firefighters

State Sen. Roger Manno’s (D-Silver Spring) congressional campaign announced today that Manno earned endorsements from two major public sector unions – one from Maryland’s Fraternal Order of Police and another from the Professional Firefighters of Maryland.

Manno has received over a dozen endorsements from a variety of unions and political organizations.

In addition to Manno, the Democratic primary to succeed outgoing Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who is running for president of the United States in 2020, includes businessman David Trone;  state Del. Aruna Miller (D-Darnestown); pediatrician and national author Dr. Nadia Hashimi; Army veteran Andrew Duck; aerospace executive Christopher Hearsey; and George English.

A Miner Detail reshares Manno’s press release.

Montgomery County, MD – Today Senator Roger Manno, candidate for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, released the endorsements of both the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland (IAFF, AFL-CIO) and the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Representing more than 31,000 working women and men, these endorsements reflect Maryland’s front line first responders, who keep us safe in some of the most difficult and dangerous public sector jobs.

“Your record on public safety is exemplary,” stated Michael B. Rund, President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maryland. “You have the leadership, skills and experience that I believe will continue to make you a great leader in the United States Congress.” In their individual endorsement, the Hagerstown Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 1605) President Justin Malott stated “The Hagerstown Professional Firefighters is proud and honored to give you our endorsement and support. We thank you for your service to the Fire professionals and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Speaking on behalf of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, President Vince Canales stated “Your dedication and principled beliefs in equality for all Marylanders made you an invaluable leader in the Maryland General Assembly and will make you an invaluable leader in the United States House of Representatives.”

Manno’s record on behalf of first responders is extensive, including unwavering work to protect collective bargaining, and passage of legislation to protect benefits and expand cancer coverage within those benefits.  He is the recipient of awards from both the Maryland FOP and the Montgomery County IAFF Local 1664, was twice awarded Legislator of the Year by AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades unions, and has the unprecedented distinction of being made an honorary member of 2 AFL-CIO unions.

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