On Thursday State Senator Jeff Klein picked up the endorsement of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, and on Friday he picked up The Uniformed Fire Officers Association endorsement.
“The DEA is pleased and proud to endorse Jeff Klein’s bid for the New York State Senate," said DEA President Michael J. Palladino. Thousands of our members work, live and were raised in The Bronx, and we look forward to working closely with Mr. Klein to ensure the safety and security of the entire community, and to help implement quality of life improvements for the benefit of all New Yorkers,” Palladino added.
Outside of Engine 70 and Ladder 53 at 169 Schofield Avenue City Island, UFOA President Alexander Hagan recalled devastating Bloomberg-era budget cuts that resulted in the closing of six engine companies. For the past four years, Ladder 53 was repeatedly threatened with closure. Senator Klein was front and center in the fight to save it. the UFOA, is in your corner because the UFOA remembers in September and November,” Hagan said. “We will be certain to notify our active and retired members who live in your district of this endorsement, to encourage their support for your candidacy” Hagan added.
Senator Klein said “I’m honored to receive support from the DEA and look forward to being their partner in government. I’m proud of my legislative achievements that help keep their members from harm and reduce crime like the Safe Act, the toughest gun laws in the nation, and Operation SNUG, which I funded this year to prevent youths from involvement in gun and gang violence,”
Klein also said the next day “I’m proud to receive support from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and look forward to working with them well into the future, Over the years I have stood with them to prevent senseless budget cuts which could have resulted in devastating and deadly consequences for my constituents and for New Yorkers.”
Above- Klein picks up the Detectives’ Endowment Association endorsement, below he picks up the Uniformed Fire Officers Association endorsement.