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PBA of NYS Law Enforcement Endorses Senator Pam Helming for New York State Senate

Thursday, September 27, 2018

For Immediate Release: 

September 27, 2018 

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) supports incumbent Senator Pam Helming, R- Canandaigua, for the 2018 elections in the New York State Senate 54th 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.

Sen. Helming 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 54th district which includes large sections of the Finger Lakes as well as several state parks.

“It is very important to the members of the PBA of NYS and the residents of the Finger Lakes that Senator Pam Helming is reelected to continue her important work in Albany,” said PBA President & University Police Officers Director Peter Barry. “Pam 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 54th Senate District. The PBA of NYS proudly endorses incumbent Senator Pam Helming.”

“The men and women who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our community deserve our respect and support. As State Senator, I am proud to work with our police officers to give them the tools and resources they need to keep us safe. We need to do all we can to protect our officers and support them and their families. Together, we can make our communities and State stronger and more secure,” said Senator Pam Helming.

Senator Pam Helming serves as Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction. She is the endorsed Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Reform Party candidate for 54th State Senate District. The district includes Cayuga Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, Tompkins, and Monroe Counties.

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.