Unions will target Long Island, Hudson Valley senators who 'betrayed their constituents' by voting for anti-police, pro-criminal legislation
A coalition of 23 New York police unions -- representing more than 200,000 law enforcement officers from across the state -- announced an unprecedented joint endorsement of six Republican State Senate candidates in key battleground districts.
Law Enforcement-Endorsed State Senate Candidates
District 1 - Anthony Palumbo, running to replace retiring Republican Senator Ken LaValle
District 3 --Alexis Weik, challenging Democratic incumbent Monica Martinez
District 5 - Edmond 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
Five of these seats are currently held by Democratic senators who voted to release violent criminals without bail, turn over victim and witness information to criminals and their attorneys and grant voting rights to paroled felons.
The unions plan to announce additional joint State Senate endorsements in the immediate future.
Full List of Unions Co-signing the Endorsements
Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester
Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
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
Rochester Police Locust Club
Suffolk County PBA
Suffolk County Superior Officers Association
Suffolk Detectives Association, Inc.
Syracuse Police Benevolent Association