The following is taken from a press release issued by the Kennedy campaign.
Today, the State Police Association of Massachusetts endorsed Joe Kennedy III in the race for Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, citing Joe’s experience as a prosecutor, his advocacy for law enforcement, and his commitment to public safety.
“During my time in the District Attorney’s office, I worked side by side with the brave men and women in the Commonwealth’s police force,” said Joe. “I saw firsthand their dedication and their sacrifices, and I am honored to have their support in my race for Congress. We trust our law enforcement officers to keep our families and communities safe. If elected, I will fight every day to make sure they have the tools, resources, and support they need to do their job well.”
“Based on Joe’s experience as an assistant District Attorney and his stated commitment to public safety, our membership wholeheartedly believes the Commonwealth will be best served by his election to Congress,” said Dana Pullman, President of the State Police Association of Massachusetts. “Time and time again, Joe has shown himself to be a tireless advocate for our police force, willing to listen to all sides and act accordingly. Joe will bring a fresh voice to Congress—one that will build bipartisan consensus and bridge the divide between individuals and parties.”
The State Police Association of Massachusetts represents over 2,000 men and women who are regular full time employees in the titles of State Police Trooper, State Police Trooper First Class and State Police Sergeant, excluding all other personnel employed by the Department of State Police.
Joe Kennedy is the Democratic nominee in the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts. In September, Joe won the Democratic primary with over 90 percent of the vote. He has held over 260 events across the 4th District, speaking directly with voters in every city and town. Out on the trail, he has stressed the importance of creating jobs, investing in education, getting our national debt under control, and bringing basic fairness back into our system. The campaign has opened five offices across the district, signed up over 4,400 volunteers, knocked on over 61,000 doors and made more than 245,000 phone calls.
Joe has also earned the endorsements of the Sierra Club, the Massachusetts Coalition of Police, the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, the SEIU state council and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.