2022 City Council Endorsements

Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro Endorsement Announcement!

Mayor

Nancy Vaughan

The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro are proud to endorse Mayor Nancy Vaughan. She has a strong voting record on firefighter issues.

  • 2013- Opposed efforts by city staff to cut 33% of our workers compensation benefits
  • 2014- Voted to implement and fund 4-person ladder staffing
  • 2015- Supported Holiday stipend for Battalion Chiefs
  • 2017- Voted for 7.5% pay increase for public safety
  • 2018- Voted to overturn ordinance that limited city employees from running for office
  • 2019- Supported $600k market adjustments for SrFFs & Engs
  • 2021- Supported $243k for SrFFs and Engineers
  • 2022- Played a key role in increasing compensation for firefighters in crafting the FY22-23 budget cycle
  • Voted multiple years to add cancer presumption to Greensboro's legislative agenda at the NC General Assembly

As you can see, Mayor Vaughan has supported firefighters for almost a decade. For these reasons, your firefighters are endorsing her re-election as Greensboro Mayor.

At Large

Yvonne Johnson

The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro are proud to endorse incumbent Yvonne Johnson for one of the three At Large positions on the city council. Mayor Pro Tem Yvonne Johnson has a long history of support for Greensboro’s firefighters.

  • Traveled to the North Carolina General Assembly to speak in favor of repealing General Statute 95-98 and allow firefighters to engage in collective bargaining
  • 2010- Opposed efforts by the interim Fire Chief to reduce engine company staffing at two company stations to three
  • 2011- The 2011 city budget called for cutting a ladder company. Yvonne strongly opposed these efforts and worked with Local 947 to ensure the funding for the ladder stayed in the budget.
  • Was the first city council member to receive the Friend of the Firefighter Award from Local 947
  • 2013- Opposed efforts by city staff to cut 33% of our workers compensation benefits
  • 2013- Voted to implement payroll dues deduction
  • 2014- Voted to implement and fund 4-person ladder staffing
  • 2015- Supported Holiday stipend for Battalion Chiefs
  • 2017- Voted for 7.5% pay increase for public safety
  • 2018- Voted to overturn ordinance that limited city employees from running for office
  • 2019- Supported $600k market adjustments for SrFFs & Engs
  • 2021- Supported $243k for SrFFs and Engineers
  • 2022- Voted for the FY22-23 budget. Supported the 4% step
  • Voted multiple years to add cancer presumption to Greensboro's legislative agenda at the NC General Assembly
At Large

Marikay Abuzuaiter

The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro are proud to endorse Marikay Abuzuaiter for one of the three At Large positions on the city council. Marikay Abuzuaiter was elected to the Greensboro city council in 2011. Since that time, she has been a friend to firefighters and has a strong voting record on our issues.

  • 2013- Opposed efforts by city staff to cut 33% of our workers compensation benefits
  • 2013- Voted to implement payroll dues deduction
  • 2014- Voted to implement and fund 4-person ladder staffing
  • 2015- Supported Holiday stipend for Battalion Chiefs
  • 2017- Voted for 7.5% pay increase for public safety
  • 2018- Voted to overturn ordinance that limited city employees from running for office
  • 2019- Supported $600k market adjustments for SrFFs & Engs
  • 2021- Supported $243k for SrFFs and Engineers
  • 2022- Voted for the FY22-23 budget. Supported the 4% step
  • Voted multiple years to add cancer presumption to Greensboro's legislative agenda at the NC General Assembly
District 4

Nancy Hoffmann

The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro are endorsing District 4 Councilmember Nancy Hoffmann. Nancy is extremely accessible when we have issues to discuss. She makes time to meet with us in a timely fashion and considers our perspective on issues related to the fire service in Greensboro. Nancy has a long track record of supporting our charitable efforts, donating to the Greensboro Fire Fighter's Charitable Fund, and attending our charitable events. Nancy has a 100% voting record on our issues going back to 2013.

She has voted for and supported the following:

  • 2013- Voted to allow union dues deduction
  • 2013- Opposed efforts by city staff to cut 33% of our workers compensation benefits
  • 2014- Voted to implement and fund 4-person ladder staffing
  • 2015- Supported Holiday stipend for Battalion Chiefs
  • 2017- Voted for 7.5% pay increase for public safety
  • 2018- Voted to overturn ordinance that limited city employees from running for office
  • 2019- Supported $600k market adjustments for SrFFs & Engs
  • 2021- Supported $243k for SrFFs and Engineers
  • Voted multiple years to add cancer presumption to Greensboro's legislative agenda at the NC General Assembly
District 5

Tammi Thurm

The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro are proud to endorse incumbent Tammi Thurm for the District 5 seat on the Greensboro city council. Tammi was elected to the Greensboro city council in 2017. At that time, Local 947 did not support her candidacy. However, since that time, we have been able to build a very positive working relationship with her. Tammi comes from a union household and understands the importance of workers having a voice on the job. She has supported several of our issues since 2017:

  • 2018- Voted to overturn ordinance that limited city employees from running for office
  • 2019- Supported $600k market adjustments for SrFFs & Engs
  • 2021- Supported $243k for SrFFs and Engineers
  • 2022- Voted for the FY22-23 budget. Supported the 4% step
  • During her time on council has voted to add cancer presumption to Greensboro's legislative agenda at the NC General Assembly
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