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Kansas City, Missouri, fire union announces endorsement for mayoral candidate

Posted: 8:42 AM, Apr 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-10 09:42:04-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On Wednesday, the Kansas City fire union announced its endorsement for Quinton Lucas.

President of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 42 Tim Dupin made this statement about the endorsement:

“We are proud to endorse Quinton because he has shown time and again that he supports our firefighters and will stand up for public safety in our community. As a leader on City Council, he has made the safety of Kansas City families a priority. He has consistently shown the leadership that will be required of our next Mayor as we take on big issues over the next four years and work to ensure safety for all."

IAFF Local 42 will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. to publicly announce its endorsement.

It will take place at Gladden Hall in Local 42's Union Hall at 6320 Manchester Ave., KCMO, 64133.

Lucas' opponent, councilwoman Jolie Justus, received an endorsement from current mayor Sly James.

He said she's already been an effective leader during her time on the City Council. He also mentioned her work on the airport committee.