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