Monday, June 14, 2010

DiNapoli endorsed by NYC firefighters


New York, NY – New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the endorsement of the New York City Uniformed Fire Officers Association, Local 854, I.A.F.F.

Captain Al Hagan, President of the NYC UFOA, said, “Tom DiNapoli has the energy, independence and work-ethic needed to get the job done. He makes the tough calls in order to protect taxpayers and help build a more secure financial future for New York State. Tom is a hard-working guy who doesn’t forget his middle class roots, and he knows that every dime counts - especially when they’re taxpayer dimes - so we trust him to do what’s right for New York’s working families.”

Speaking about his latest endorsement, DiNapoli said, “This big show of support is especially important to me, having grown up in a union household, so I understand the hopes of working families. The members of the New York City Uniformed Fire Officers Association put their lives on the line to help protect all of us, and they deserve our thanks for doing a terrific job. I’ll be straight with them and all New Yorkers about our state’s finances and will make sure public resources are used solely for the public good. New Yorkers deserve a Comptroller who works as hard as they do, and I’ll continue to do just that. It’s your money, and it’s my job to protect it.”

The NYC Uniformed Fire Officers Association is a union representing close to 2,500 lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, deputy chiefs, medical officers and supervising fire marshals in the Fire Department of New York.

Since taking office in 2007, Comptroller DiNapoli has completely reformed the Comptroller’s office. He’s restored ethics and trust to the operation of the pension fund, implementing a long list of reforms to end the abuses of the prior administration. Under DiNapoli’s watch, the Comptroller’s office has uncovered hundreds of millions in cost savings opportunities, and waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars, while increasing transparency and accountability at every level of government. DiNapoli has reined in the influence of lobbyists and banned gifts to employees, and has instituted tough new ethics rules to root out fraud and corruption

For a listing of Tom DiNapoli’s endorsements – including many important labor organizations - and for more information on his campaign to remain New York State Comptroller, please go to


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