Wilson Endorsed by Alexandria Firefighters Local 2141

Alexandria Firefighters Inc. Local 2141 has announced their endorsement of Vice Mayor Justin Wilson in his campaign to be Alexandria’s next Mayor.

“During his time on City Council, Vice Mayor Wilson has shown his commitment to Alexandria’s public safety and those that provide it,” stated Megan Ellzy, Local 2141 President. “He has provided leadership on the Council in ensuring appropriate staffing, equipment and facilities for Alexandria. We are confident he will be a great partner as Alexandria’s Mayor.”

The Alexandria Firefighters Inc. Local 2141 is the local affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) and represents over 250 active and retired professional firefighters, paramedics, fire marshals, emergency communication personnel and shop maintenance personnel.

“I am honored to have the support of the women and men of Local 2141,” stated Wilson. “Our community is lucky to have these dedicated public servants willing to put their lives on the line to protect our safety. As Mayor, I will continue to stand with them.”

During Wilson’s tenure on the City Council, he has pushed to advance infrastructure investment, including the renovation of many of Alexandria’s aging fire stations. He worked to identify the funding to staff the new fire engine at Fire Station 210 on the City’s West End and advanced resources to replace the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by our public safety personnel.

Wilson, first elected to City Council in 2007, is completing his third term on the Alexandria City Council. In this most recent term, he was elected by his colleagues to be the Vice Mayor. Wilson announced his candidacy on November 13th for the Democratic nomination in the upcoming June 12th Primary.

Prior to his Council service, he was an appointee of Governor Mark Warner to the state’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, and an appointee of Governor Tim Kaine to the Virginia Board of Juvenile Justice.

Wilson holds a bachelor's of science degree in Business Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a Fellow of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Wilson is currently employed as a Sr. Director with the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). He lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with his wife, Alex and their son Eli and daughter Lena. His children attend the Alexandria City Public Schools.




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