FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2016
Tempe, AZ - Today, long-time Tempe community leader and candidate for Tempe City Council Randy Keating announced the endorsement of the Professional Firefighters of Arizona.
"Randy's commitment to a livable, workable, and sustainable Tempe make him the clear choice for the Tempe City Council,” said Professional Firefighters of Arizona President Bryan Jeffries. “He understands just how vital Tempe's employees, especially its firefighters, are to its livelihood and he will honor them with his robust vision for Tempe's future. We are thrilled to offer him our support."
"I’m extremely proud to have the support of hardworking and dedicated public servants such as our firefighters," said Keating. "The most critical role of city government is to help ensure public safety at every level, and we absolutely could not do so without the brave men and women who are our professional firefighters."
Randy Keating is a respected leader in many Tempe circles. In 2015, he was awarded the City of Tempe’s MLK Diversity Award for his commitment to social justice and the inclusion of all Tempeans in the civic process. Randy’s nomination received 17 letters of support from the community, more than any nominee has ever received. He is an employee of Avnet Technology Solutions based in south Tempe, as well as a small business owner. The city council race is his first run for office.