Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) received the endorsement of the Florida Professional Firefighters and the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters. Rep. LaMarca has been a steadfast supporter of Florida’s firefighters throughout his career. He has supported key firefighter initiatives such as securing cancer coverage benefits for firefighters in Florida.
Wayne “Bernie” Bernoska, president of the Florida Professional Firefighters stated, “Representative Chip LaMarca has been a strong advocate for firefighters, both in local government and now in Tallahassee. The 27,000 members of the Florida Professional Firefighters & Paramedics are proud to endorse his candidacy.”
J. Scott Bayne, chairman of the Broward County Council of Professional Firefighters stated, “This legislative session could have been a decisive blow to all unions in our state including every dues-paying member in Broward, however, we had a freshman representative that crossed his party line and stood up for us and voted NO! on HB-1. His decisive vote was key to killing that legislation. Please join us in supporting this great Representative and a future leader in Tallahassee, Chip LaMarca.”
Rep. Chip LaMarca said, “Our brave firefighters and paramedics are on the frontlines of every single disaster and crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. They have put their health and safety at risk to respond to those who need it most. I’m truly honored to have the support of firefighters and paramedics throughout Florida and here in Broward County. I will never stop fighting in Tallahassee for issues that impact our firefighters.”