Watertown Firefighters Back Candidate in State Rep. Race

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The Watertown Firefighters union endorsed John Lawn in his re-election bid for the 10th Middlesex State Representative seat.

Local 1347 announced its endorsement on Facebook on Friday. The message cited Lawn’s work with Fire Chief Bob Quinn to get a second set of turnout gear (the clothing worn by firefighters during calls).

“Before we received the back up turnout gear we were forced to wear the wet, carcinogen contaminated turnout gear after any fire we had. With the rise in occupational cancer, it has been discovered that cancer causing agents enter our bodies through our skin, as well as respiratory systems,” the announcement said.

See the full endorsement in the Facebook post below:

Watertown Firefighters Local 1347 are proud to endorse, John Lawn for re-election for State Representative. John was…

Posted by Watertown Fire Union Local 1347 on Thursday, August 27, 2020

Lawn faces Newton City Councilor Alison Leary in the State Primary on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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