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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Michelle Lujan Grisham Endorsed by Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters, Local 244 of the International Association of Fire Fighters

From Michelle Lujan Grisham Campaign for Congress.

With one week until early voting starts, the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters officially endorsed Michelle Lujan Grisham in the First Congressional District.

The International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 244 is the third major labor organization to endorse Lujan Grisham, who has the most momentum in the Democratic primary as voters head to the polls.

“Michelle’s strong commitment to first responders and their well being is unmatched in this critical race for Congress,” said Diego Arencón, General President of the IAFF Local 244. “For years Michelle has worked with us on our legislative priorities in keeping firefighters and citizens safe. Her leadership in garnering bipartisan support while not compromising core values is second to none.”

Lujan Grisham was instrumental passing legislation in 2009 that gives firefighters and paramedics disease and cancer presumptions under the workers compensation act of New Mexico. “Michelle’s knowledge and expertise in healthcare is exactly what we need in Congress.”

“I am honored to have the support from the International Association of Fire Fighters, and I look forward to representing their interests in Congress,” Lujan Grisham said. “We are all grateful for fire fighters’ vigilance and their courage on the front lines. I will make sure that all first responders, who put their lives on the line, never have to leave their rights at the door.”

May 1, 2012 at 04:39 PM in Candidates & Races, Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM-01 Congressional Race 2012, Unions | Permalink


Is this the same Diego Arencon who is on the news or in the paper once or twice a month for "not so positive" reasons. It usually has something to do with taking advantage of his position in the union by doing union business on the tax payers dime, right? I was leaning toward Michelle, but I'm not a fan of Arencon's. I'll need to think about my choice a little more now. Thank you for posting this article regarding this endorsement DFNM,

Posted by: Local Voter | May 2, 2012 8:30:42 AM

"Lujan Grisham was instrumental passing legislation in 2009..."

I find that hard to believe, considering that she was only elected to the Bernalillo County Commission in 2010. She has never served in the legislature. At best she testified before a committee and lobbied legislators. Anybody can do that, even me.

As usual, Michelle's campaign overstates her influence and takes credit for others' accomplishments.

Posted by: Proud Democrat | May 2, 2012 10:59:41 AM