Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)
PFFM POLICY BOOK - ENDORSEMENTS
Members wishing to obtain the endorsement of the PFFM, submit in writing to the Secretary, when they become aware of their candidates wishes, names of the candidates requesting the endorsement of the PFFM.
1. Great & General Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
A. The President may, if requested by a legislator, prepare a letter of appreciation to the legislator, for his/her vote and support; and, extend best wishes in their campaign for election or re-election.
B. A legislator may be endorsed by a unanimous vote of the membership, gathered at a meeting of the PFFM.
2. Massachusetts Constitutional Offices
In order to receive an official endorsement of the PFFM, a candidate must be endorsed in the following manner:
A. A notice of intent to endorse candidate (s) will be transmitted to all local affiliates prior to the scheduled meeting of the membership.
B. Resolution #45 adopted at the 1997 Convention of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts provides a report to the Local’s leadership of only such voting results taken by the Legislature that concern this Organization.
C. All candidates for office will be invited to a meeting of the PFFM to address the membership.
D. A 2/3 majority of votes cast is needed to approve the endorsement of a candidate, at a meeting of the membership.
3. National, State & County Offices
Same procedure as “B” above.
4. Local Municipal Elections & Retirement Board Elections
1. Campaign expenses for members who are candidates for election to a public office within any governmental unit of the Commonwealth, may be reimbursed, upon the submission of receipts, for out-of-pocket expenses, not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500), upon approval of the membership.
2. Only a candidate endorsed by his/her local union may qualify for any reimbursement by this organization. Said candidate seeking reimbursement must have the endorsement of the local in writing prior to submitting a request for reimbursement of campaign expenses. The local union’s contributions will be matched by the PFFM up to the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).