Haverhill Firefighters’ Union Endorses Trocki for Mayor

Dan Trocki faces off against James J. Fiorentini in the race for Haverhill mayor in November. (Courtesy photograph)

With less than 60 days to go until Haverhill’s municipal election, the city’s firefighters’ union has made their choice to back first-time mayoral candidate Dan Trocki at the polls.

In a social media message last week, Haverhill Fire Department Local 1011 said they’re supporting the Haverhill police officer as he faces off against incumbent James J. Fiorentini on Nov. 5 because they believe he’s “the right man for the job.”

“We are proud to support a candidate with such an extensive knowledge of our city, its needs and the desire to actually improve Haverhill. We agree wholeheartedly with Dan’s vision for education, public safety and infrastructure improvements, which all require urgent attention. We need a mayor who will truly listen to the needs of their constituents and make every effort to get Haverhill back on course,” the union—headed by Tim Carroll—said on social media Sept. 5.

During an interview with WHAV in May, Trocki—a married father of two young daughters—said he intends to focus on public safety if elected. In addition to boosting police staffing and firefighter manning, Trocki has said he would like to relocate the High Street fire station closer to Computer Drive, for example.

“I’m running for mayor to improve our education, properly fund education, properly fund and staff our police department and fix our buildings, fix our city. It’s kind of been neglected over the last 15 years,” Trocki said.

The firefighters’ union is the second group to endorse Trocki for mayor. He picked up the backing of the Teamsters Local 170, which represents approximately 10 city departments and 130 city employees, earlier this summer.

Challenger Fiorentini, seeking his ninth term as mayor, was endorsed by Local 175 Laborers’ Union of North America in August.

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