Mahlon Mitchell, the president of the Professional Fire Fighters Association of Wisconsin, says he backs Gov. Scott Walker in his effort to end residency rules statewide.
The move comes less than a year after Mitchell ran unsuccessfully against Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch in an attempted recall of Walker and Kleefisch.
In a letter sent last month to members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, Mitchell and two other members of his group wrote, “We believe that every firefighter in Wisconsin should have the freedom to live where they wish.