Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council District, received the endorsements of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) on August 26. These endorsements and the support of the Fire Marshals’ Benevolent Association, New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, Detectives’ Endowment Association, Captains’ Endowment Association, Lieutenants’ Benevolent Association and Sergeants’ Benevolent Association, solidify Vallone’s standing as the unrivaled choice to help keep Northeast Queens one of the safest communities in New York City.
“Paul Vallone hails from a family with a strong commitment to public safety and he understands just how important safe streets are to keeping our neighborhoods vibrant and our city’s economy strong,” said PBA President Patrick J. Lynch. “Paul is the trusted hand we need at the tiller to ensure New York City remains the safest big city in the country, which is why the PBA is pleased to endorse him in his bid for the 19th city council seat.”
The city PBA represents over 50,000 active and retired police officers, and has over 3,400 active members assigned to Queens.
“Paul Vallone is committed to seeing that Northeast Queens gets its fair share and will fight tooth and nail against shortsighted staffing cuts and firehouse closures. Paul has tremendous respect for the sacrifices our first responders make on a daily basis and he understands that fire officers must have access to the resources we need to continue to do our jobs safely and effectively,” said Captain Alexander Hagan, president of the UFOA. “The UFOA is proud to endorse Paul Vallone and looks forward to working with him in the years to come.”
The UFOA represents over 2,500 active and over 4,500 retired lieutenants, captains, battalion chiefs, deputy chiefs, supervising fire marshals and medical officers.
“Without public safety, we have nothing. That is why I am so grateful to have the support of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association – two organizations whose members are the everyday heroes who put their lives on the line to ensure that our communities remain safe places to live, work and raise a family,” said Vallone. “I promise to work tirelessly on behalf of them and their families in the city council to ensure that they have the support they deserve to protect and serve us all.”
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