FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2020
Ryan McLaughlin, 312-969-025
The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) represents over 15,000 members in 224 affiliates across the state of Illinois including 34 affiliates in the Third Judicial District. The AFFI is united in support of Justice Tom Kilbride’s retention in the upcoming general election.
AFFI leaders have determined that Justice Kilbride’s history as a union member along with his ability to ensure working families are treated fairly earned the endorsement of the organization.
“Justice Kilbride has a proven history of standing with working men and women and ensuring their worker injury protections are duly administered within the law. As firefighter/paramedics it is vitally important that we vote YES on the retention of Justice Kilbride,” said Chuck Sullivan, President of the AFFI.
The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois represents the following affiliates within the 3rd Judicial District:
Rock Island Local 26 Coal City Local 4884
Moline Local 581 New Lenox Local 5097
East Moline Local 929 Lockport Local 1544
Monmouth Local 1702 Romeoville Local 4237
Macomb Local 3053 NW Homer Local 4817
Rock Falls Local 3291 Homer Local 4223
Sterling Local 2301 Mokena Local 4270
Kewanee Local 513 Joliet Local 44
Galesburg Local 555 Joliet Officers Local 2369
Bolingbrook Local 3005
Canton Local 1897 Manhattan Local 4991
Peoria Local 50 Kankakee Local 653
Princeton Local 4308 Bourbonnais Local 5035
Pekin Local 524 Bradley Local 4288
East Peoria Local 1498 Manteno Local 4042
Morton EMS Local 4952
LaSalle Local 4760
Ottawa Local 523
Peru Local 4751
Mendota Local 4200
“Justice Kilbride should absolutely be retained. His hard work and record on the court depicts the values of firefighters and paramedics across the district and he provides us a voice in our justice system,” says Tim Hunter, President of Joliet Firefighters Local 44.
According to Joe Brignall, President of Galesburg Firefighters Local 555, “Justice Kilbride has proven time and time again that the public’s safety and the safety of first responders is a top priority in the judicial system.”