For Immediate Release: Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorse Allan Kittleman for County Executive in 2018 Election
Contact: Rich Ruehl, IAFF Local 2000
Phone: (443) 250-6961
Contact: Sean Murphy, Committee to Elect Allan Kittleman
Phone: (202) 422-2407
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND — In a ceremony today at their Columbia headquarters, Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association President Richard L. Ruehl announced IAFF Local 2000’s endorsement of Allan Kittleman for County Executive in 2018.
“Allan has proven himself to be an honest and independent leader,” said Ruehl. “Local 2000 is firmly behind Allan Kittleman, and we intend to campaign hard for him throughout 2018.”
The endorsement of Kittleman is noteworthy, as this is the first time in Local 2000’s history that they have endorsed a republican candidate for county executive. Ruehl noted, “Since taking office in 2014, our Union has developed an incredibly positive working relationship with him. I can personally attest that with Allan, there is no politics. He’s a trustworthy guy who clearly has Howard County’s best interests at heart.
He has proven that with the decisions he has made regarding staffing of our
department, and moving forward with additional fire stations to better serve the