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August 8, 2018

PBA announces endorsements in state legislative primary races

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York (NYC PBA) today announced endorsements of 16 candidates for the New York State Senate and Assembly who are facing contested primary races.

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: “All New Yorkers, no matter where they fall on the political spectrum, want to live, work and rear their families in peace and safety.  Public safety isn’t achieved through political litmus tests or ideological checklists; it’s a product of common-sense policies that support the women and men on the ground, the police officers who actually do the work to protect our city and our state.  The candidates we are endorsing today all have one thing in common: they understand the challenges New York City police officers face. They understand what we need to do our job successfully.  They have pledged their support on many of the issues that are important to our union and its members, and they are willing to work with us towards our shared goal of a stronger, safer New York.”

The union, which represents nearly 50,000 active and retired police officers, has endorsed the following primary candidates:

 The NYC PBA also today announced its general election endorsement of Senator Martin Golden in the 22nd Senate District.

The union may announce additional primary race endorsements in the coming weeks, and will announce its full list of general election endorsements at a later date.

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The Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York (PBA) is the largest municipal police union in the nation and represents nearly 50,000 active and retired NYC police officers.