HONOLULU – The Hawaii Fire Fighters Association (HFFA) has announced that it will endorse Governor Neil Abercrombie for a second term. HFFA represents nearly 3,100 active and retired firefighters throughout Hawaii.
“Governor Abercrombie has stood by our side for over 40 years,” said Bobby Lee HFFA president. “We first endorsed him in 1974. Since that time, he’s consistently supported us on labor issues and fire and public safety matters. There’s no one more qualified to lead this state to a brighter future.”
In December 2010, Governor Abercrombie took office amidst an economic recession, a severe state budget shortage, and “Furlough Fridays”. Since that time, Hawaii’s economy has improved, the state budget is no longer in deficit and the state’s unemployment is among the lowest in the country. The Governor has built a strong foundation to advance preschool for Hawaii’s keiki, expand benefits and services for seniors, and improve the state’s infrastructure.
“I’m grateful to the men and women of the HFFA for their support,” said Governor Abercrombie. “Their commitment to ensuring the safety and protection of our community is truly inspiring. It’s because of the sacrifice of people like the firefighters that I continue to push for issues that benefit the middle class.”