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Gainesville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2157 has endorsed City Mayoral candidate Ed Bielarski 

Ed Bielarski and Nick Gonzalez

Press release from Bielarski for Mayor Campaign

Gainesville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2157 has endorsed City Mayoral candidate Ed Bielarski. 

In the endorsement letter, the Firefighters’ Association noted that “it takes a true leader to recognize that an organization will only go as far as its employees carry it, and investing in employees is a direct investment in the community itself.”  Additionally, President Gonzalez stated that Bielarski’s “strong record of navigating vital capital improvement projects and a willingness to discuss and address complex issues” as key factors in the Association’s endorsement.

Should Bielarski be successful in his run for mayor, President Gonzalez also noted, “[his] vast utility knowledge, as well as [his] equally strong organizational budgeting experience, combined with [his] knowledge of the inner workings of the city will serve the Gainesville community in untold ways.”

The Gainesville Professional Firefighters represent the men and women of Gainesville Fire Rescue and are the leading first responders in both fire and medical response for both the City of Gainesville and the Gainesville Urban Area. They are known as innovators in emergency response and are internationally accredited. 

Bielarski is proud and humbled by this endorsement and hopes it will help Gainesville voters as they consider their options in the August 23 general election. 

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