Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts Endorse Chauvette for State Representative in 2nd Franklin District
BOSTON -- The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts are pleased to announce their endorsement of Lee Chauvette, candidate for State Representative of the 2nd Franklin district.
“Lee Chauvette has strong roots in the district, having grown up in Athol and having dedicated his professional career to the area. He has a strong record of public service, having served as a firefighter, School Committee Chairman and small business owner. In these tough economic times we need a fighter who understands the role public safety plays in keeping residents safe but also helping local cities and towns prosper.
The Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts’ 12,000 strong membership is proud to endorse Lee’s candidacy,” PFFM President Robert B. McCarthy said.The 2nd Franklin district includes parts of Athol, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Orange and Warwick.
“I’m grateful and humbled by the endorsement of my fellow firefighters. My colleagues represent the kind of hard-working, selfless, courageous and bedrock citizens we all need to be in this time of economic uncertainty and political cynicism. I promise them and the voters of the 2nd Franklin district to work tirelessly during the election campaign and, once elected, during my tenure in office,” Lee Chauvette said.
“Firefighters will never call one of our own heroes, but we know firsthand the fearless courage and integrity we bring to the job each and every day to keep residents safe. Lee will bring that same courage and integrity to the State Capitol and residents in his district should rest assured that they will be well served with Lee as their State Representative,” McCarthy continued.
Chauvette was born and raised in Athol, where he resides today with his wife and two sons. Chauvette has more than 25 years of serving the Athol area. He rose to the rank of Deputy Chief with the Athol Fire Department before being laid-off in 2003.
He served for nine years as an elected member of the Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee, where he helped to save the local high school from non-accreditation status. In 2008, he used his life-savings skills learned as a firefighter to help rescue a local family that fell through the ice.
He currently serves as an Environmental Manager in Fitchburg.The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts represent more than 12,000 professional fire fighters from across the Commonwealth. More information about the PFFM can be found at www.pffm.org