ESSEX, CT - Praising his work on behalf of police officers and fire fighters, the Connecticut Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association and the Connecticut State Police Union announced their endorsements of Norm Needleman’s candidacy in the 33rd State Senate District.
“Each day, our police and fire fighters put on a uniform and answer the call of duty,” said Mr. Needleman, who currently serves as the First Selectman of the Town of Essex. “I am proud of my work in supporting our first responders, and I’ll have their backs when I am in the senate. I am honored to have received the endorsement of the Connecticut Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters’ and the Connecticut State Police unions.” Needleman committed to supporting measures that will provide state police, firefighters and emergency response personnel with state of the art equipment and communications systems. "Our law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and emergency response professionals save lives and protect all of us every day. We owe it to them to do everything we can to help them do their jobs effectively by providing them with the best possible equipment."
Peter S. Carozza, Jr., President of the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Union wrote in his endorsement letter: “Following the recommendation of our Legislative Committee, Executive Board, and Statewide Delegates, the Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut heartily endorses Norm Needleman’s candidacy for the 33rd Senate District. We are proud of our association with you and look forward to our growing partnership.”
The Connecticut Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association works to raise the standards of all who are gainfully employed in the act of Protection, Prevention or Extinguishment of Fire, delivery of Emergency Medical Services or Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents. The Association is a clearinghouse for all statewide legislation introduced by all subordinate locals and provides affiliated locals with advice and service whenever it is deemed necessary.
In his endorsement letter, John D. Castiline, President of the State Police Union wrote: “This endorsement comes as a result of Norm Needleman’s support for public safety and his appreciation and understanding of the issues our Union has faced in the past. His commitment to public safety and Trooper safety is truly appreciated by the entire union membership. Together, we can make Connecticut a safer place for all who live in, travel through or visit or our great State.”
The Connecticut State Police Union represents 1,040 members including Troopers, Sergeants, and Master Sergeants across Connecticut.
Norm Needleman is the Democratic candidate for the 33rd State Senate District, which consists of the towns of Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Portland, Westbrook, and part of Old Saybrook.
Needleman is the founder and CEO of Tower Laboratories, a manufacturing business. As CEO, he has built the business to become a leader in its field, employing over 225 people.