Cite Long Track Record Supporting Public Safety
(Richfield) – The Richfield Fire Fighters Union IAFF Local 1215 endorsed Debbie Goettel in her bid for Hennepin County Commissioner citing her long track record of support for first responders and public safety. Goettel is one of six candidates running for the seat being vacated by retiring Commissioner Randy Johnson. The District 5 seat includes Bloomington, Richfield, and a large part of Eden Prairie.
Alex Crofford, President of Local 1215 said, “The Richfield Fire Union, IAFF Local 1215 is proud to say we are endorsing Richfield Mayor Debbie Goettel in the race for Hennepin County Commissioner, District 5. Debbie understands just how big of a role public safety plays in creating a desirable community for families and businesses. Over the last 10 plus years that Debbie has been the Mayor of Richfield she has supported the replacing and updating of our fire stations, replacing old fire engines and increasing our office staff, all in an effort to provide excellent service. Public safety is important to the community and it’s important to Debbie Goettel.”
Goettel said, “I’m extremely honored to receive the endorsement of Richfield Fire Union, IAFF Local 1215. Fire fighters put their lives on the line every time they respond to a call. As a Hennepin County Commissioner I will continue to work to ensure all of our fire fighters and first responders have the resources and equipment necessary to do their jobs as efficiently and safely as possible.”
Debbie Goettel was first elected Mayor of Richfield in 2005 and is serving her third four-year term. As mayor of Richfield, Debbie sought and won state and county funding for the 77th Street underpass that will transform that area, she led the “Do Town” initiative with the cities of Bloomington, Edina, and Richfield to improve public health, wellness, and the environment, and she worked tirelessly to redevelop Richfield’s new downtown.
Debbie is a civil engineer with graduate studies at the University of Minnesota and Harvard University, and has extensive business management experience. She works in the environmental, health, safety and sustainability fields, and has worked for Medtronic, Nestle and Cummins NPower.