***For Immediate Release*****
October 5, 2015

More Information: Megan Howard, 703.850.8618




Mt. Vernon, VA- This week, the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association announced their endorsements of Scott Surovell in the 36th Senate District.

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters issued a statement saying, “Delegate Surovell has shown great leadership in fighting for issues concerning the safety of Virginia's citizens and for those who provide that safety.  We feel Delegate Surovell will continue to see firefighters and paramedics have the resources and support they need to protect not only their families but all families in the Commonwealth

Fairfax County Chapter President Joe Woloszyn went on to say, "As a member of the Militia, Police & Public Safety Committee, Scott Surovell’s experience with issues that are important to law enforcement professionals make him a deserving recipient of our endorsement. The Fairfax County Chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association is proud to put our support behind Scott Surovell and asks that the citizens of Fairfax County do the same.  A vote for Scott Surovell is a vote for the men and women of law enforcement and the citizens they serve."


Surovell responded, "Our firefighters and police act at the core of our public safety. Each year, hundreds of service members risk their lives to keep our community safe and secure. I look forward to working with these groups on issues including transparency, benefits, and job security. Thank you to the Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association for their support.


The Virginia Police Benevolent Association is a division of the Southern States Police Benevolent Association. It is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to improving the law enforcement profession and consists of full-time or retired employees of the various federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement and correctional agencies in Virginia. 

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters is an association of local unions of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), representing career professional firefighters and paramedics in Virginia. VPFF Members are fire fighters, fire officers, hazardous material specialists, 911 dispatchers and paramedics.

Delegate Surovell has also been endorsed by numerous other organizations: Virginia Education Association, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood of Virginia, Virginia NARAL, Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Virginia NOW, and American Federation of Teachers.