City Councilman Eric Ulrich, R-Ozone Park, got a big early nod in his: an endorsement from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
Standing in front of Engine 319 in Middle Village, Ulrich shook hands with UFOA President Al Hagan,
"As a City Councilman, Eric Ulrich has alwas shown a deep understanding of the need for public safety," Hagan said. "He appreciates the fact that our members risk their lives and their health each and every day."
Ulrich, who first has to muscle his way past a primary challenge from, said he was pleased to have the endorsement, calling it "critical to victory."
"I promise that when I get to Albany, I'm going to stand with you," Ulrich said. "We're going to protect job security, we're going to protect firehouses from closing, we're going to rally when that's needed."
Listing the neighborhoods of the 15th Senate District, including Forest Hills and Middle Village, Ulrich called the area a "super firefighter district."