CONTRIBUTED BY MIKE FOR MAYOR
Retired Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia today endorsed Mike Coffman for Mayor of Aurora.
“I’m supporting Mike Coffman because I know that he cares deeply about our first responders and he will make public safety his top priority if he’s elected Mayor for the City of Aurora. Mike Coffman alone has the experience, leadership and determination to make a difference for Aurora,” said retired Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia.
“Firefighters understand what sacrifice and dedication to duty really mean. So does Mike Coffman. He spent 21 years in the military.”
Garcia has a total of 38 years as a firefighter for the City of Aurora. He started with the Aurora Fire Department in 1978 as an apprentice firefighter and worked his way up the ranks to lieutenant and then captain before becoming a battalion chief in 2000. In 2007, Garcia became the Fire Chief for the City of Aurora and served in that capacity until retiring on October 31st, 2016 after nine years leading the third largest fire department in the State of Colorado.
“No other candidate running for Aurora Mayor has the experience that Mike Coffman has in understanding how a large organization, like the Aurora Fire Department, functions. His background as a leader in the military, in business, and in government makes him uniquely qualified to lead our city as the next Mayor of Aurora,” said Garcia.
Coffman grew up in Aurora, was the owner of an Aurora-based property management firm for 17 years, served in both the U.S. Army and the Marines, represented Aurora in the State House and Senate, and served as both the State Treasurer and the Secretary of State before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served for the last 10 years.
“I’m honored to have the support of retired Chief Mike Garcia, who not only led the department for nine years but has a long and distinguished career as an Aurora firefighter,” said Coffman.
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