FIONA MA BACKS JOE KERR FOR SUPERVISOR

on Monday, 19 February 2018. Posted in Press Releases, Endorsements

Fullerton, CA –  California Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma announced her endorsement of Joe Kerr’s campaign for Orange county Supervisor today. Ma, who previously served in the State Assembly, is the leading Democratic candidate in the race for State Treasurer.

In announcing her endorsement, Ma released the following statement:
“Joe Kerr’s career as a fire captain and record of leadership in the community make him uniquely qualified to represent North Orange County on the Board of Supervisors. We can trust Joe to serve as the hardworking and fiscally responsible leader that residents and businesses deserve, and I urge you to join me in supporting his campaign.

Kerr's campaign previously announced endorsements from Congressman Lou Correa, former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (Ret.), former Senator Joe Dunn, Assemblymember Tom Daly, and over a dozen local elected leaders.   

Joe Kerr is a second-generation professional firefighter who served as a fire captain with the Orange County Fire Authority and Orange County Fire Department for over 25 years. He was the first President of the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, the former Vice President of the California Professional Firefighters, as well as a former Vice President of the Orange County Central Labor Council (AFL-CIO).  

Joe was named Fireman of the Year by the Cypress Fire Department in 1979, Overachiever of the Year by the Orange County Firemen’s Association in 1984, and Fire Captain of the Year by the Orange County Fire Department in 1986. In 1981, he was given a Certificate of Merit from the Orange County Board of Supervisors for his role in responding to the Air California jetliner crash at John Wayne Airport. He was also presented with the Courage Under Fire Award in 1999 for rescuing and reviving a non-breathing occupant who was trapped in a residential structure fire. After retiring in 2012, Joe received numerous awards and recognitions for helping to save the life of a baby who was drowning in a swimming pool and had stopped breathing.

Joe grew up in La Habra and Cypress. He and his wife, China, are the proud parents of a 13-year-old son.

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