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The PBA of New York State Endorses Helena Heath for Re-Election as Albany City Court Judge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

For Immediate Release

October 17, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State, has announced its endorsement of Albany City Court Judge, Helena Heath, for re-election.

The PBA represents State University Police, the Environmental Conservation Officers, Park Police, and the state Forest Rangers.

“Our board of directors have considered Judge Heath’s impressive judicial and legal experience as well as her years of service to the community. Throughout her career, she has been tough but fair and our officers know and respect her record, said Daniel DeFedericis, Executive Director and Counsel to the PBA.

“It is rewarding and humbling to receive the PBA’s support,” said Judge Heath. “My years in the court room and the community have fueled my passion for public service and fairness. And, I know that for the officers who work on college campuses, historic sites and across the state their number one priority is service as well.”

Judge Heath became the first female of African descent to serve in the position of Albany City Court Judge when she was appointed to the bench in 2005. She has 29 years of public service legal experience and was the recipient of the 2016 Capital Region Chamber Women of Excellence Award.

Members of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State) 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.