Stenger Endorsed by Police and Fire Fighters
16:08 31 July in News
Steve Stenger earned the endorsement of our Police Officers and Fire Fighters! During Steve Stenger’s tenure, he has worked with our First Responders to make St. Louis County safer.
Why Steve? Hear it directly from our Police and Fire Fighters Associations.
Matt Crecelius, Business Manager for the St. Louis County Police Association
“Shortly after his election in 2014, Mr. Stenger offered his unwavering support of the collective bargaining process which brought what is widely considered one of the best agreements for the employment rights of police officers in the State of Missouri. This collective bargaining agreement ensured the fair treatment of those who were sworn to protect the lives of others. As the leader of the State’s most populous county, Mr. Stenger recognized the need for substantial increases to police manpower, safety, equipment and training as well as significant infrastructure improvements. Not only were these critical needs recognized, Mr. Stenger was on the forefront of the issue by crafting and supporting Proposition P – A piece of legislation which stood to change law enforcement in the region forever.”
Corey Hogan, Executive Vice President for FireFighters Local 2665
“Steve from day one has listened to us and in the past we had issues getting access to people and getting our concerns out there,” Hogan said. “Steve, like I said today, not only heard us but he’s given us a seat at the table. With all the uncertainty with the city/county merger and everything else that would go with that — Steve would defer to the fire service, and listen to the chiefs in the area that we work with as well and just give us an ear and always has. It was good to do it today with the police and be able to go in as a full first responder endorsement (and) that doesn’t happen that often.”