August 18th, 2017
CPFF joins Plumbers and Pipefitters Unions in endorsing Joe Neguse’s campaign for Congress
Boulder, CO — Today, Joe Neguse, former CU Regent for the 2nd Congressional District, announced he has earned an endorsement from the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters (CPFF). Neguse, 33, is running to succeed Congressman Jared Polis in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District, and if elected, would become the first African-American ever elected to Congress from the state of Colorado in its 141-year history.
“We support Joe because we know that he will fight for working families across our state and for Colorado values in Washington D.C. Joe is a leader who will be a steadfast advocate for our firefighters, and we are proud to support his campaign,” said Mike Frainier, CPFF President.
Neguse has also gained the support of the Pipefitters Local 208, Plumbers Local 3, and many local progressive leaders, including Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones, former U.S. Congresswoman Betsy Markey of Fort Collins, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, and the entire Democratic state-legislative delegations of Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Summit, Grand, and Larimer Counties.
“I’m humbled to have the support of the brave men and women of the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Association. The CPFF and its members truly put their lives on the line protecting our communities, and I will fight for them and working families every day in Washington D.C.” said Neguse.
If elected, Neguse, 33, would be one of the youngest members of Congress. Neguse is an attorney who previously served as a member of the University of Colorado-Board of Regents, representing the 2nd Congressional District for six years from 2009 through 2015. He also co-founded New Era Colorado, the state’s largest youth voter registration and mobilization organization.