We have known Bryan Jeffries for several years and have been proud to work with him many local and statewide issues. He is a man of integrity and someone you can count on to listen, even when he doesn't agree. He has expressed these qualities in his work as a community member, leader of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, and on the city council.
All unions are most certainly not the same and Tim Hill and Bryan Jeffries have helped the fire fighters to take their own thoughtful path. Bryan is a worthy successor to Tim and will continue to fight for smart reforms.
The New York Times featured Bryan's latest efforts to solve the problems facing the long term viability of the pension system. According to the article, his bold efforts are based on the notion “that emergency workers have a special obligation to protect the public not only from physical peril, but also from financial ruin.”Read the article.
Today, the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona endorsed another problem solver — Mayor Scott Smith.
“Mayor Scott Smith prioritized public safety while leading Mesa through an economic recession and used innovation to improve response time for first responders,” stated Bryan Jeffries, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona. “His commitment to keeping Arizona families and neighborhoods safe is exactly what we need in our next Governor. We’re proud to stand with Mayor Scott Smith and support his campaign.”
During his time as Mayor, Smith worked with first responders to reduce response times, increase safety, and improve efficiency. They implemented innovations such as Transitional Response Vehicles (TRV) to respond to low level calls and get people the help they need. Read the article.It was reforms like these that helped Mayor Smith balance Mesa's budget even in the depths of the recession.
Like Governor Brewer said in her endorsement of Mayor Smith, Arizona needs more people who are willing to tell Arizonans the truth and tackle the actual problems that face our state.