GENEVA – State Representative Dan Ugaste (R-65) has been formally endorsed by the Associated Firefighters Of Illinois (AFFI). The support from the AFFI was announced last week by AFFI Legislative Committee members Chuck Sullivan (AFFI President), Eddy Crews (AFFI Northern District Legislative Representative) and Rich Martin (AFFI Southern District Legislative Representative).
“As a former part-time volunteer firefighter in a small Illinois community, I am honored to be endorsed by the full-time professionals who risk their lives every day to keep us safe,” said Ugaste. “It’s not often you get to be endorsed by people whose boots you once tried to walk in. I experienced a little of how these dedicated professionals operate and I can tell you that no citizen of Illinois appreciates the courage it takes to run into a burning building more than me.”
The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois represents over 15,000 professional fire fighters in 225 locals throughout the state.