In the race for Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry has received the endorsement of all three Fairfax County public safety organizations which makes it a clean sweep for Sheriff Barry’s bid for re-election this coming November. Last month, Sheriff Barry announced the endorsement of the Fairfax Deputy Sheriff’s Coalition and just recently Fairfax Firefighters and Paramedical I.A.F.F. Local 2068 and the Fairfax Coalition of Police I.U.P.A. Local 5000 voted to endorse Sheriff Barry for re-election.
All three of these organizations voting to endorse Sheriff Barry sends the strongest possible message to voters and residents of Fairfax County. These organizations work directly with the Sheriff’s Office and are directly impacted by the policies, procedures and practices that Sheriff Barry employs in his agency. In order to keep Fairfax citizens safe from crime a cooperative partnership needs to exist and since 2000 Sheriff Barry has been a strong part of partnership.
John Niemiec, President of Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics said,
“We have been working closely with Sheriff Barry since his election in 1999 and he has always worked extremely well with the other public safety organizations to keep Fairfax safe. We enthusiastically support his re-election.”
Fairfax Coalition of Police President Mike Scanlon said,
“On behalf of the Fairfax Coalition of Police, we have extended our endorsement to the campaign to re-elect Sheriff Stan Barry. This endorsement is not one that we hand out. We took into consideration Sheriff Barry’s tenure as Sheriff and how he has worked with our department and his employees. We believe that Sheriff Barry is the better candidate to continue the services for the county residents and his employees.”
It’s very easy for someone running for Sheriff to tote the endorsements of elected officials but when public safety organizations, especially those who work directly with them on a day-to-day basis support them that really speaks volumes. Sheriff Barry has received that strong support from these organizations based on their experiences working with him for the last decade and recognize that Fairfax County is a safer place because of Sheriff Barry and the agency he runs everyday.
On a side note, on Tuesday September 20th at 7:30 at Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield there will be a candidates forum where Sheriff Barry will be speaking. I encourage anyone who lives in the Springfield area to attend and see first hand Sheriff Barry discuss issues relating to the Sheriffs Office