In 2010, I was proud to earn the support of the county’s Volunteer Firefighters and I am pleased to announce that I have their support for my re-election in 2014. I have made a great personal effort to bring the volunteers together with the county government fire and rescue service to repair and strengthen our partnership. I think we have made real progress. Thanks to a new dedicated funding source to the fire and rescue service, our volunteer organizations are in better shape and there is also a renewed focus on organizing new volunteers to expand our fire and rescue service. I am grateful for the recognition by MCVRA for my work on these important issues.