The DeKalb Firefighter's Association is endorsing candidates for county mayor and the county commission in the DeKalb County General Election on August 7th.
The endorsements are the result of candidate responses to surveys recently published by the Association. "A few weeks ago the DeKalb Firefighters’ Association mailed a public safety survey to all candidates running for the offices of County Mayor and County Commission. This survey contained questions pertaining to public safety in DeKalb County", according to the Association.
"Candidates had until June 16 to return their surveys". According to the Association, "All of the following candidates who returned their surveys have met approval for endorsement in the August 2014 General Election.
County Mayor—Chris Bratcher, Chris Smithson, and Tim Stribling
District 1-Mason Carter and Elmer Ellis, Jr.
District 2- Joe Johnson, Jimmy Midgett, and Clarence Trapp
District 3-Jack Barton
District 4-Wayne Cantrell
District 5-Rick Cantrell and Anita Puckett
District 6-Betty Atnip
"Not all candidates submitted a response to our survey. This is not a reflection that they do not support public safety," according to the Association.