Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mantello endorsed by Uniformed Firefighters Association


TROY, NYCarmella Mantello, candidate for Mayor of Troy, today received the endorsement of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA). Mantello was joined today at press conference surrounded by members of both the UFA and Troy Retired Firefighter Association who had previously endorsed her.

Members from both groups cited her strong background on public safety issues and operations.

“Carmella is clearly the only candidate with the experience to end our City’s bickering and unite us, regardless of politics. She has worked under four different governors of both political parties, she has managed an $80 million budget and supervised 600 employees,” said Eric Wisher, President of the Troy UFA.

“She is the only candidate with a record of not only supporting public safety, but understanding how it works,” he continued.

The Retired Firefighters Association also spoke to having seen Carmella serve the public with a straight forward approach to accomplish positive goals.

Troy Retired Firefighter Association President Phil Quandt said. “We, as Firefighters, have witnessed her work ethic and capabilities on a variety of state and local municipal matters and we have the confidence that she can do great things as Mayor of Troy.”

“Troy needs a Mayor with energy, vision and the ability to make things happen. We believe Carmella is the Trojan to do it,” Quandt concluded.

“I am pleased to have the endorsement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association along with the Troy Retired Firefighter Association. I have always been a strong advocate for public safety and as mayor I will work with all of our City’s public safety agencies to ensure that Troy is a safe place to live and work,” Mantello said.

Mantello, a lifelong resident of Troy, is former Director of the New York State Canal Corporation and Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway. She and her husband Paul Laviano are raising their two sons, Paul Jr. and James.

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