A brief message tonight that we have picked up another important, non-political endorsement. The Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association has decided to endorse my election bid for a second term as Mayor of Troy.
I remember during the first few weeks in office there was a major fire on 119th Street in Lansingburgh. I will never forget that night. It was freezing, temperatures well below zero, and the fire was raging. It took many hours to put it completely out. The entire community chipped in to help out. The firefighters had icicles hanging off of their faces, everyone was numb, but they hung in there and did an amazing job. This department sets an example for so many others in the area. They are dedicated, serious public employees that never know when they will have to put their lives on the line.
I am humbled and proud to have their support.