YONKERS, NY — July 22, 2012 — The Yonkers PBA is proud and excited to announce that on Wednesday, July 25, 12:30pm, in front of Yonkers Police Headquarters at 104 South Broadway, we will be enthusiastically offering our endorsement to Assemblyman George Latimer in his bid for New York State Senate in the 37th District. The Yonkers PBA is comprised of nearly 500 members that serve the 200,000 Yonkers residents.
Detective Keith Olson, President
of the Yonkers PBA explained the endorsement, “George understands the people of the community that he is campaigning to represent and has shown over a long period of time that he knows how to advocate for what they need. Not just because of his time in elected office but also because he truly is one of us; a working class man who grew up in Mt. Vernon and knows the challenges that face a large city like Yonkers. For many years, George has been an intricate part of cleaning up the streets here in Westchester
and as a Senator he will continue his commitment to improving the quality of life throughout our City. George does not blame government budgetary problems on those who provide services for taxpayers. He has a long history of truly being on our side, every day. Because it is clear that George truly understands us, the men and women of the Yonkers PBA enthusiastically endorse George Latimer for the New York State Senate.”
“The men and women that protect and defend the streets of Yonkers see the troubles that exist in the City every day. They are the ones that understand what has to get done and know how to do it from the ground up. Without the work that they do, our children and families would not be able to enjoy the Yonkers community in the way that is truly possible,” stated Assemblyman George Latimer (D-Rye). “As a government official
, it is my responsibility to do the most that I can to protect the members of every police department so that they can in turn continue to serve our community. In Yonkers, it is clear that the Police Department
has made great strides in cleaning up the streets but there is still more to be done. I look forward to being a partner with Yonkers’ finest, the members of its PBA.”
SOURCE: Yonkers PBA Pres Release.