October 31, 2019
CONTACT: Emily Matthews,

Central County Firefighters Association Endorses State Senate District 13 Candidate Mike Brownrigg 
Fire Board Member, two-term Mayor and Councilmember cited for his decade of strong support for first responders

Burlingame, California – The Central County Firefighters Association announced its endorsement of Mike Brownrigg, a Democratic candidate for California senate in District 13.  The announcement cites Mike's work on the Central County Fire Board since 2011.  The Board oversees the Central County Fire Department, which proudly serves the communities of Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae providing all-risk fire protection, emergency medical and community risk reduction services to 70,000 residents and tens of thousands of visitors each year.

"I am humbled to have the support of the brave and remarkable firefighter professionals of the Central County Firefighters Association. We've worked together for almost 10 years and I have been a Fire Board Member for over seven years, so they know me well.  They know my values and they know I fight for what makes our Department stronger, our fire fighters safer, and our residents more secure. It’s what first responders deserve for putting their lives on the line every day," said Brownrigg.

"We are proud to support Mike Brownrigg in his race for state senate in district 13.  Mike has been a strong supporter of our Fire Department's merger with the town of Hillsborough and now the city of Millbrae, which has grown CCFD to nearly 80 people and seven stations as well as provided more opportunities for advancement," said Captain Pat Murphy, union leader for the Central County Firefighters Association.  "Mike has a proven track record of doing what's best for our team at CCFD.  With Mike's support, our men and women firefighters are ensured highly-competitive wages and benefits, which is crucial to recruitment and retention in this area, besides being fair.”

Brownrigg's campaign for State Senate has over 600 community supporters and a growing list of endorsements from prominent local elected officials, including San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa, South San Francisco City Council Members Mark Addiego and Rich Garbarino, Belmont City Council Member Doug Kim, Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Christianson, Council Members Jay Benton, Marie Chuang and Alvin Royse, San Carlos Council Mayor Mark Olbert, Burlingame Mayor Donna Colson and Vice Mayor Emily Beach, Burlingame Council Members Ann Keighran and Ricardo Ortiz, San Mateo Councilman Joe Goethals, San Bruno Council Members Marty Medina and Laura Davis, Half Moon Bay Mayor Deborah Penrose and former mayor "Farmer John" Muller, Foster City Mayor Sam Hindi and former Foster City Mayor Charles Bronitsky, and former County Supervisor John Ward, along with dozens of other leaders from every corner of the district.

Brownrigg is one of the top fundraisers in the race of five candidates. His campaign ended the financial reporting period with a total of $460,000 in contributions.

Brownrigg is a 10-year Burlingame City Council Member, two-term Mayor and served eight years on the Planning Commission. Under his leadership, Burlingame expanded child and senior care, added more affordable housing and opened new parks and schools. Prior to elected office, Brownrigg worked as a congressional aide for Democratic U.S. Rep. Howard Berman and served in the executive branch as a diplomat in the Foreign Service. Professionally, Brownrigg is a partner in a social impact investment firm that helps improve underserved communities around the world. He and his wife, Marty, a pediatrician, live in Burlingame where they are raising their four children. Mike's a problem solver and consensus builder who is focused on addressing key issues facing state senate district 13 and California. He was among the first to shine a light on the affordability crisis affecting families in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. He knows too many families are forced to choose between health care and a roof over their heads. That's why he'll fight to solve the affordability crisis by expanding housing options, bring down the cost of childcare and health care and expand four-year public university choices in our area to keep our kids learning and working here. He'll work to ensure California remains a leader on climate change and waste reduction.

For more information on Brownrigg for State Senate, please visit


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