ONEONTA, 10/29/18 – The Police Conference of New York (PCNY), the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS), and the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association have all endorsed State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) in his campaign for re-election.
In accepting the endorsements Senator Seward said, “Police and firefighters put their lives on the line every day, protecting the citizens of New York and the 51st district. I am proud to represent them, and feel rewarded to have their support. I have consistently sponsored laws to protect our first responders and help them do their job, and look forward to continuing to advocate on their behalf.”
In a letter endorsing Senator Seward, PBA of NYS Executive Director Dainel De Federicis said, “Your respect and support for law enforcement was the main factor in our decision, but your overall experience and integrity was certainly a significant factor as well. We have no doubt you are the best qualified candidate in this election.”
The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of New York State), is a law enforcement labor union representing the interests of approximately 1,200 members of the New York State Agency Police Services Unit (APSU). The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members 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.
The PCNY represents the interests of 200 police associations, plus six regional police conferences and one retired police association with membership of 25,000.
The New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association represents approximately 18,000 fire fighters in 107 locals in various cities, villages, and towns across New York State.