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PBA of New York State Law Enforcement Endorses Senator Betty Little for New York State Senate

Friday, August 10, 2018

Albany – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) supports incumbent Senator Betty Little, R-Queensbury for the 2018 elections in the New York State Senate 45th District. 

The PBA of NYS Law Enforcement represents New York State University Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers.

Senator Little accepted the endorsement, acknowledging the work PBA of NYS members perform, including first response and around-the-clock public protection. They serve an important role statewide, but especially in the 45th district which includes large sections of the Adirondack Park as well as several state parks and SUNY campuses.

“I want to thank the PBA of NYS for their endorsement. The men and women of the PBA of NYS are vital to protecting the safety of my constituents in the 45th district as well as the millions of other New Yorkers across the state,” Little said. “Their dedication and commitment to protect our families and communities 365 days a year allows us to enjoy this great state. We should always remember first responders, like the PBA of NYS, are there whenever they are needed and always prepared to jump into action at a moment’s notice. I am grateful for their endorsement and look forward to continuing to partner with them in support of the very important work these wonderful men and women do for all of us.”

“It is very important to the members of the PBA of NYS and the residents of the North Country that Senator Betty Little is reelected to continue her important work in Albany,” said PBA President & University Police Officers Director Peter Barry. “Betty has been a strong supporter of the PBA and other law enforcement officers which allows us to continue to provide the high level of service to the residents of and visitors to the 45th Senate District. The PBA of NYS proudly endorses incumbent Senator Betty Little.”

The process for selecting candidates includes face-to-face interviews, questionnaires and other elements such as voting records, bill sponsorship and general support on issues deemed important to PBA of NYS members.

The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.

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