NYPD Sergeants Union backs Lee Zeldin for guv over Kathy Hochul

The NYPD sergeants union is backing Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor over Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul amid fierce criticism of felony justice reforms championed by Albany Democrats.

“We live in precarious instances, with little or no assist from the political institution in any respect ranges of presidency. Rep. Zeldin has by no means wavered in his assist of legislation enforcement, even throughout instances when it may need appeared helpful for him to take action.” Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation President Vincent Vallelong stated in a press release.

Backing from the group provides one other public security union to Zeldin’s endorsement column as he seeks to beat Hochul’s polling lead forward of the Nov. 8 election.

His marketing campaign says 25 legislation enforcement unions are backing his election, together with the Police Convention of New York, an umbrella group of native legislation enforcement businesses that features the Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation.

Regulation enforcement unions have in recent times flocked to Republican candidates forward of the November elections as conservative candidates marketing campaign laborious on their opposition to bail reform and different progressive concepts amid rising crime in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association has endorsed Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor over Gov. Kathy Hochul.
The NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation has endorsed Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor over Gov. Kathy Hochul.
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GOP statewide candidates Micheal Henry – who’s difficult state AG Letitia James – and U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Pinion respectively bought endorsements in latest days from a union representing state troopers and MTA Police Benevolent Affiliation.

Pinion, a former Newsmax host, was additionally not too long ago endorsed by the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Affiliation in his race towards U.S. Senate Majority Chief Charles Schumer of Brooklyn.

A Siena School ballot launched earlier this week reveals all of the GOP state candidates trailing their Democratic opponents by double digits.

Sergeants Benevolent Association President Vincent Vallelong snubbed Hochul in the endorsement saying the group has received "little or no support from the political establishment at all levels of government."
Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation President Vincent Vallelong snubbed Hochul within the endorsement saying the group has acquired “little or no assist from the political institution in any respect ranges of presidency.”
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Hochul is touting assist from a protracted listing of highly effective unions like 1199 SEIU whereas choosing up assist from folks working in public security the place she will be able to.

The governor has helped handle staffing shortages by authorizing new police officer academies, addressed pay inequity by growing salaries for downstate officers to offset larger prices of residing, and promoted the development of girls in legislation enforcement together with her pledge to extend the variety of ladies in legislation enforcement to thirty %,” James McCartney, president of the Police Benevolent Affiliation of New York State, stated whereas endorsing Hochul on Tuesday.

With reporting by Carl Campanile.

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