Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona Endorse Bridget Binsbacher
Binsbacher has proven track record of supporting public safety
PEORIA (March 11, 2022) – The Bridget for Peoria campaign announced today that the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA) and United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) Local 493 and have endorsed Bridget Binsbacher in her bid for Peoria Mayor. Binsbacher has long been a champion for public safety and has a proven track record of supporting first responders.
During her time on council, Peoria has twice earned honors as the “Top 15 Safest Cities in the U.S.” by Wallethub and was also named “22nd Safest City in the United States” by the Phoenix Business Journal. Not satisfied to rest on past success, Binsbacher also recently voted to invest even more money into both fire fighters and police officers to keep up with growth.
In their letter of support, Executive Vice President Don Jongewaard stated, “On behalf of the United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association (UPFFA) Local 493 and the entire Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona (PFFA), we would like to congratulate you on receiving our endorsement for the 2022 City of Peoria Mayoral race election. Both the UPFFA Local 493 and the PFFA endorsed you based on your commitment to the citizens of Peoria to ensure they have the proper public safety resources available to them. This official endorsement represents more than 7,700 union members and families here in the State of Arizona. We are committed in our support and look forward to a successful campaign and continued future working relationship built on trust, communication and safety.”
Public safety is personal to Bridget – her husband Jon Binsbacher is a fire captain and paramedic at Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical. Binsbacher unparalleled track record of results includes investing in the Pinnacle Peak Public Safety Facility, increasing police and fire staffing and recruitment, and supporting Peoria’s internal ambulance service and innovative community para-medicine program. Despite a population increase of more than 24% since 2010, Peoria’s total crime rates have followed a downward trajectory of approximately 3% per year and calls for service continue to trend downward at approximately 1.5% per year.
Bridget Binsbacher said, “I am pleased to receive the continue support of the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep us safe. The foundation of any city comes from how safe families feel and the quality of life they enjoy every day. My husband, Jon, has been a firefighter for nearly two decades so public safety is not just a policy issue; it is truly part of my family. One of my top priorities while on council has been public safety and as your Peoria Mayor, I will ensure well-funded and equipped public safety services that keep up with our fast-growing community.”
PFFA President Bryan Jeffries concluded, “Bridget Binsbacher recognizes that public safety is a key component to our community’s quality of life and has been a strong voice for first responders. As a spouse of a firefighter, she knows firsthand the commitment an entire family makes when someone is willing to sacrifice their life in the line of duty. We can count on Bridget Binsbacher to keep our community safe and make sure public safety have the resources and staffing they need to keep response times low and so we can be there when you need us most.”
About Bridget Binsbacher
Bridget Binsbacher has lived in the Northwest Valley for more than three decades dedicating her time to public and community service. Bridget was elected to serve on the Peoria City Council in March of 2015 and re-elected in 2016 and 2020. As an elected official, she has served two terms as Vice Mayor and has fought hard for fiscal responsibility, accountability, balanced budgets, and no tax increases.
Bridget Binsbacher has been recognized as a respected leader in both the public sector and professionally. She serves as the Executive Director of the Arizona Cactus League Baseball Association supporting Spring Training, which is one of Arizona and Peoria’s largest economic drivers. Bridget has been recognized as 2021 AzBusiness Leaders – Top Five Tourism Leaders of Arizona, 2019 AzBusiness Leaders – Most Influential Women in Arizona, and 2016 Arizona Who’s Who – Top Five Women in Business Leaders of Arizona. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow recipient and a West Valley 24 Mover and Shaker.
She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the finance industry with a wealth of knowledge in operations management, sales management, and business development. Bridget joined the Peoria Diamond Club as a Board member in 2006 and led the organization to new heights after being named Executive Director in 2008.
Bridget Binsbacher has utilized her business background and commitment to public service to bring trust, honesty, and conservative principles to the Peoria City Council. She has fought hard to hold the line on property taxes, promote fiscal responsibility, improve public safety, collaborate with citizens to build Paloma Park, and improve the overall quality of life throughout Peoria. Regionally, Bridget has also represented Peoria on Maricopa Association of Governments Transportation Policy and Human Services Committees.
In 2021, she joined the Arizona Municipal Water Association’s Board of Directors. She also serves her community by volunteering with charitable organizations, currently serving on the Peoria Education Foundation, and previously with the Alzheimer’s Association and Peoria Chamber of Commerce. Her husband, Jon, is a fire captain and paramedic at Daisy Mountain Fire and Medical. They live in Peoria and have four children.