Three of the four employees unions with the City of Aberdeen have thrown their support behind Councilman Paul Fritts in his bid to be the next Mayor of Aberdeen. The police officers and police administrators unions both credited Fritts for having a fresh perspective on city leadership and for his continued support of law enforcement. The Aberdeen firefighters union has also endorsed the seven-year councilman, also crediting him with a fresh perspective and the ability to be a proactive rather than a reactive leader. The AFSCME union has yet to announce their support for the position. Fritts is challenging Mayor Bill Simpson, who also faces a challenge from former Langley mayor Delores Cobb. The race will be paired down to the top two candidates in the August primary election, the ballots for which go in the mail later this month.