State Sen. John Adler (D-Camden), who’s running for Congress in the 3rd District, this morning officially received the endorsement of the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey (PFANJ) at a press conference at Mount Laurel Fire Headquarters.
"I am honored that the firefighters of New Jersey have decided to support my candidacy and stand with me in my campaign to bring common sense solutions and real change to Washington," Adler said in a release.
"Every day the brave men and women who comprise the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey risk their lives to keep us out of harms way," the candidate added."In Congress, I will fight to make sure that all firefighters have access to affordable health care and the prescription drug coverage that they so rightly deserve."
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined Adler.
According to its website, PFANJ represents over 60 local unions, or in excess of 3500 of New Jersey's approximately 6,000 professional firefighters.
Adler is running against Medford Mayor Chris Myers to fill a vacant congressional seat created by the retirement at the end of this term of U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), who has endorsed his fellow Republican Myers.