UTICA, N.Y. — The Police Conference of New York, Inc. Union of Police Officers, founded in 1925, has endorsed Richard Hanna for Congress in New York’s 22nd District.
The highly regarded statewide group represents the interests of 214 police associations, plus 7 regional police conferences and one retired police association with a total membership of 25,000.
The objective of the endorsement is to choose candidates who support “the protection of the interests of police officers, the sponsorship of legislation perceived to be in their best interest and the giving of aid and assistance to police officers and police organizations,” PCNY President Richard Wells said.
Among the police benevolent associations in the 22nd Congressional District that belong to PCNY: Binghamton PBA, Camden PBA, Dolgeville PBA, Herkimer PBA, Ilion PBA, Little Falls PBA, Norwich PBA, Oneida PBA, PBA of NYS Law Enforcement, Rome PBA, Utica PBA, Sherrill PBA.
“It is an honor to be supported by the men and women who keep our communities safe,” Hanna said. “I work everyday in Congress to support our law enforcement officers and policies which allow them to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
The 22nd Congressional District is comprised of all or part of eight counties in upstate New York. Whole counties include: Chenango, Cortland, Madison and Oneida. Partial counties include: Broome, Herkimer, Oswego and Tioga.
Hanna is a businessman with more than 30 years experience in upstate New York. Prior to being elected to Congress in November 2010, he had never served in public office.