Firefighter’s Endorsement Highlights Surge of Support for Milagros Lecuona’s Democratic Primary Campaign Effort
.WHITE PLAINS, NY —June 16, 2017— The White Plains Professional Fire Fighters – PFFA Local 274 voted to endorse Democratic Mayoral primary candidate Milagros Lecuona. As Lecuona’s campaign begins to gain momentum against incumbent Mayor Tom Roach, Councilwoman Lecuona believes the endorsement reflects her strong track record and a surge of support for her primary campaign.
“The White Plains Professional Fire Fighters are proud to endorse Mayoral candidate Milagros Lecuona. As the infrastructure and population increase, so should the resources to keep the public safe. We share the same belief that public safety should never be compromised,” said Kevin Clampet, Secretary Treasurer, PFFA Local 274.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of PFFA Local 274. Our firefighters do an incredible amount of work to make sure White Plains is safe, and I am hoping that I can continue to work with them in the future as their Mayor,” said Lecuona. “Our firefighters deserve a voice in City government, and I will work hard to ensure that all of White Plains has a seat at the table.”
Lecuona continued, “As a Common Councilwoman, I have made sure that public safety and the concerns of our workers are always heard. As Mayor, I will continue to do the same.”
Throughout her campaign, Milagros Lecuona has made the understaffing of the North St. area firehouse’s Ladder Truck #34 a key issue of her campaign. Ladder Truck #34 has been out of service most of the year, creating a potentially life-threatening deficiency for the entire south end of White Plains. The south end of White Plains is home to 8 schools, 12 houses of worship and several important health care facilities. Councilwoman Lecuona has also echoed the union’s calls for necessary training to put out fires in new downtown high rises and to safely service areas with increased population density.
Lecuona is an immigrant from Spain who moved her family to White Plains in 1987 to pursue their American dream. A trained architect and urban planner for the last 35 years she has served on the White Plains Common Council for the past 9 years. During her time in office Lecuona has taken on powerful interests on behalf of the people of White Plains. Entering public service was a natural progression given her lifelong community involvement. She has been the recipient of multiple recognitions and awards.
SOURCE: James Herrmann, CAmpaign Manager, Milagros Lecuona for Mayor,