Vice President - November 2016

facebook Share on Facebook Went to Mike Macario’s retirement function and gave his glass plaque. A previous retiree wanted to know if he could get a one and I passed it on to Battalion Representative.  39 year Union Award! Great evening at Franconia! Started in the 41st Recruit School and recently gave a speech to the 141st!
Went to Mike Garcia’s retirement function. Great Evening meeting some of the members from Fire Station Fifteen! FS 26 made a great gift with a helmet! Met Steve Clark who raised some issues that I will bring up at the EBoard.
Congressional Races
Don Beyer- Democrat – Virginia’s 8th Congressional District- Won!
Don Beyer worked on the Zadroga Bill. Pat Morrison helped on his Kickoff Fundraiser.
Barbara Comstock – Republican - Virginia 10th Congressional District – Won!
A hard fought campaign. She was one of the few Republican’s who backed the initial Zadroga Bill. She even went against a Virginia Republican
Gerry Connolly – Democrat – Virginia’s 11th Congressional District – Won!
Gerry Connolly, long time Firefighter Ally. I went to his campaign office at 5 am and visited 12 Voting Locations. They were very grateful.
Virginia State Constitution Wins!
We were against #1 and for #2. We succeeded on both!
Deigned! 1st Amendment - Article I. Bill of Rights. Section 11-A. Right to work.

1. Ballot Question

Question: Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union
Win!

2. Ballot Question

Question: Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to provide an option to the localities to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who was killed in the line of duty, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?