Toledo firefighters endorse Kapszukiewicz for mayor

Wade Kapszukiewicz has earned the endorsement of the Toledo firefighters union. (File)

Toledo mayoral candidate Wade Kapszukiewicz has been endorsed by the Toledo Firefighters Union, Local 92.

The announcement was made at a news conference Monday at the union's downtown headquarters.

"The men and women in uniform are on the front lines working hard for all of us every day," Kapszukiewicz said. "In turn, I look forward to working with them to build a better Toledo."

"Our members voted to endorse Wade because they believe in what he stands for," said Ian Downing, president of the union's political action commmittee. "They believe he is the best hope for the future success of Toledo and support him 100%."

Kapszukiewicz, the current Lucas County Treasurer, is running as an unendorsed democrat.

Other candidates to file petitions to appear on the ballot are incumbent Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, who is endorsed by the Lucas County Democratic Party, City Councilman Tom Waniewski, a republican, and republican Opal Covey.

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