The New York State Fraternal Order of Police Join the Growing Chorus of Public Safety Unions and Organizations Supporting the Martucci Candidacy
(Goshen, NY – August 19, 2020) – Mike Martucci, candidate for the 42nd State Senate District, today announced that the largest professional police organization in the country, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police, has endorsed his effort to unseat incumbent state senator Metzger. The endorsement is the fourth law enforcement association to support the Martucci campaign, joining the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, the Orange County District Attorney’s Investigators Association, and the Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association.
In offering their support for the Martucci candidacy, President Michael Essig said, “We have based our endorsement upon your demonstrated and continued support of police professionals. Further, as police professionals who most experience and witness the trauma and effects of criminal behavior wrecked upon our fellow citizens, we understand, all too well, the significance of dedicated public servants as you who possess the courage and compassion to promote the confidence in our government and courts.”
The endorsement represents a clear pattern of law enforcement officials recognizing the Martucci campaign’s call for increased public safety measures, which is a stark contrast to the priorities of the incumbent, who has disregarded the safety of New York’s families by championing the dangerous elimination of bail for criminals.
“I am honored to accept the endorsement of the New York State Fraternal Order of Police and the nearly 300,000 members they represent, said Mike Martucci. “When I launched this campaign with my Families First initiative, one of its cornerstones is to make our communities safe places for families to live and children to play. The law enforcement endorsements my campaign have received to date is an acknowledgement of my priorities and stunning rebuke of Senator Metzger’s efforts to prioritize felons over families. Once elected, I’ll do everything I can to overturn these dangerous policies.”
The Martucci campaign anticipates even more endorsements given his reputation of being a principled businessman who has worked to advocate for the rights of hardworking women and men across the state. A copy of the endorsement letter is attached.