Paramedic, emergency medical technician union endorses Janet Long for Pinellas County Commission
Janet Long has won the support of Local 247 of the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics in her bid for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission.
Here is the announcement:
"The County Commission needs a fresh new voice. Janet Long has the political and personal experience needed to bring OUR County Commission to resolution on the important issues of this cycle. The situation with Pinellas County EMS has become an EMERGENCY. Janet Long will get the job done FOR the citizens.
"We, as your EMTs & Paramedics are people of action, and we/you need A PINELLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONER of ACTION, willing to speak her mind and make the difficult decisions FOR the citizens she represents.
"We are happy to join the growing list of organizations supporting Janet Long to be our next county commissioner.
"We have met with Janet and can attest that she is part of our emergency services/first responder family, both figuratively and literally. Like all families do, we will disagree from time to time, but when the Tones ring for a citizen’s emergency we put on our gloves and get the job done."
Long, a Democrat, is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Neil Brickfield who is seeking his second term in the District 1 seat. Long is a former state representative and member of the Seminole City Council. Brickfield served on the Safety Harbor City Council.
District 1 is elected countywide. Commissioners serve four-year terms and are paid $90,429.
Anne Lindberg, Times Staff Writer