Pasadena Firefighters Endorse Felicia Williams for City Council District 2

Published : Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 4:51 PM

District 2 City Council candidate Felicia Williams said on Thursday she has been endorsed by the Pasadena Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 809.

“I have known Felicia for years through her community involvement. In 2017 she attended PFFA’s first Fire Ops 101 class, getting into full fire protection gear in less than the required 60 seconds! She is dedicated to improving the lives of residents by making public safety a priority to keep our neighborhoods safe,” said IAFF Local 809 President Scott Austin.

Williams also announced retired Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells has endorsed her campaign.

Along with Pasadena Firefighters, Williams said in a statement she has the endorsements of Assemblymember Chris Holden and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, along with a diverse group of local educators, community leaders, and District 2 residents.

Williams said her key priorities are:

• Prevent over development in Pasadena to preserve the character of our City and stop the displacement of our residents
• Invest in existing and naturally occurring affordable housing to maintain a diverse population that supports public school enrollment
• Protect our trees, environmental resources, and our historic neighborhoods and buildings
• Focus on long term investment in people – a healthier, happier population will save the City more money in the future.

Williams was born and raised in Pasadena. Her background is in finance and public policy. She serves as an appointed Commissioner in Pasadena and on the boards of several non-profits.

As of this writing, Williams faces only Kevin Litwin in the race for the District 2 seat being vacated by current Councilmember Margaret McAustin.

However other candidates, including Tricia Keane, Alex Heiman, and Boghos (Bo) Patatian, have pulled papers and have until December 11 to actually file.

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