The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers has endorsed the re-election campaign of Representative Lee Zeldin in New York's First Congressional District. The endorsement represents Mr. Zeldin's ninth union endorsement in the 2020 election cycle.
The P.B.A. union represents more than 6,000 active and retired uniformed members of the state police.
"Lee Zeldin has consistently championed police and first responders and is unafraid to stand up against calls to defund police departments and other radical efforts that will make our officers and communities less safe," John Clark, second vice president and legislative director of the State Troopers' P.B.A., said in a statement issued by Mr. Zeldin's campaign. "We are very appreciative for his support of police, especially during these tumultuous times when it is fashionable to turn their backs on the law enforcement profession."
The International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 15, 15A, 15B, 15C, 15D, 15G, and 15H; the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 138; Road and Heavy Construction Laborers Local Union No. 1298; the International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots; the SMART Transportation Division of the Long Island Rail Road; Plumbers Local 200; the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, and the North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters have also endorsed Mr. Zeldin.