BOWIE, MD -- Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) was endorsed today by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). IAFF represents professional fire fighters throughout the United States, including thousands in Maryland. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, Congressman Hoyer helped establish the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program, two grant programs that ensure fire fighters have the resources they need to train staff and purchase the equipment they need to keep our communities safe.
"I am honored to receive IAFF's endorsement," said Congressman Hoyer. "As Co-Chair of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I've worked hard to ensure our fire departments have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. I join in thanking IAFF and our fire fighters for the critical work they do each and every day in our communities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. I look forward to continuing to work with my friends in the fire service to protect families in Maryland."
"Congressman Hoyer has been a lifelong friend to fire fighters and we are proud to endorse him for reeelction," said Andy Pantelis, 4th District Vice President, International Association of Fire Fighters. "His hard work and years-long commitment to securing resources for fire fighters has made communities in Maryland and around the nation safer. Congressman Hoyer always shows up for fire fighters. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Congressman Hoyer has worked hard to secure funding so fire fighters can continue to do their jobs safely and effectively. Congressman Hoyer is a true champion for public safety and working families."
The primary election for Maryland's Fifth Congressional District will take place on Tuesday, June 2, and ballots will be cast primarily by mail. Every registered voter will receive a ballot by mail from the state's Board of Elections, and they must be completed and returned with a postmark no later than June 2 to be counted. No postage is necessary to return a completed ballot by mail.
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