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PRESS RELEASE

September 25, 2020


Police Union Coalition Doubles Down on Republicans for State Senate

Fifteen new endorsements in races from Long Island to Lake Erie 

A statewide police union coalition today doubled down on its campaign against the New York State Senate’s anti-police, pro-criminal Democratic conference, issuing 15 new endorsements of Republican incumbents and challengers in contested races across the state

Law Enforcement-Endorsed State Senate Candidates

District 2 – Mario Mattera, running to replace retiring Senator John Flanagan
District 4 – Senator Phil Boyle
District 7 – David Franklin, challenging Democratic incumbent Anna Kaplan
District 9 – Victoria Johnson, challenging Democratic incumbent Todd Kaminsky
District 38 – William Weber, running for seat vacated by Democratic incumbent David Carlucci
District 39 – Steve Brescia, challenging Democratic incumbent James Skoufis
District 41 – Senator Sue Serino
District 45 – Dan Stec, running to replace retiring Senator Betty Little
District 46 – Richard Amedure Jr., running to replace retiring Senator George Amedore
District 50 – Angela Renna, running for seat vacated by Robert Antonacci
District 51 – Peter Oberacker, running to replace retiring Senator James Seward
District 55 – Christopher Missick, running to replace retiring Senator Rich Funke
District 56 – Michael Barry, running to replace retiring Senator Joseph Robach
District 60 – Joshua Mertzlufft, running for seat vacated by Chris Jacobs
District 61 – Edward Rath III, running to replace retiring Senator Michael Ranzenhofer

These joint endorsements follow last week’s announcement of six joint police endorsements in Long Island and Hudson Valley battleground districts:

District 1 – Anthony Palumbo, running to replace retiring Republican Senator Ken LaValle
District 3 —Alexis Weik, challenging Democratic incumbent Monica Martinez
District 5 – Edmund Smyth, challenging Democratic incumbent James Gaughran
District 6 – Dennis Dunne, Sr., challenging Democratic incumbent Kevin Thomas
District 40 – Rob Astorino, challenging Democratic incumbent Peter Harckham
District 42 – Mike Martucci, challenging Democratic incumbent Jen Metzger

The unions may announce additional joint endorsements in the near future. 

Full List of Unions Co-signing the Endorsements

Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester
Council 82 – NYS Law Enforcement Officers Union
MTA Police Benevolent Association
NYC Captains Endowment Association
NYC Detectives' Endowment Association
NYC Lieutenants Benevolent Association
NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association
NYC Police Benevolent Association
Nassau County Detectives Association
Nassau County PBA
Nassau County Superior Officers Association
New York State Association of PBAs
New York State Police Investigators Association
New York State Union of Police Associations, Inc.
Police Conference of New York
Port Authority Sergeants Benevolent Association
Port Authority Lieutenant Benevolent Association
Port Authority Detective Endowment Association
Rochester Police Locust Club
Suffolk County PBA
Suffolk County Superior Officers Association
Suffolk Detectives Association, Inc.
Syracuse Police Benevolent Association
Yonkers PBA

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