The press release is below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2010
HARTFORD POLICE UNION ENDORSES MALLOY FOR GOVERNOR
HARTFORD – The Hartford Police Union today announced its formal endorsement of Dan Malloy’s campaign for Governor. Citing Malloy’s commitment to creating jobs and working with labor, Union officials said they will work to “help make Dan Malloy Connecticut’s next Governor.”
“Connecticut needs a change. We’re standing with Dan because he’s the candidate with the best track record and best experience to help Connecticut get back on track,” said Richard Rodriguez, Hartford Police Union President. “Dan’s record in Stamford proves he’s committed to public safety, committed to partnering with police and other workers, and committed to growing jobs. And, his background as a prosecutor gives him a perspective on law enforcement that other candidates don’t have. He’s the kind of leader Connecticut needs.”
The Hartford Police Union is the largest independent municipal police union in the State of Connecticut, representing more than 460 men and women serving the City of Hartford as police officers, detectives, police supervisors, dog wardens, parking controllers and police matrons.
“As a former prosecutor and former mayor of a large and diverse city I understand the pressures put on local law enforcement – especially in urban environments,” said Malloy. “Revitalizing Connecticut’s Capitol will be an essential part of revitalizing Connecticut, and the Hartford Police will be a partner in that effort. I look forward to working with them as Governor, and I thank them for their support.”
As an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, Malloy tried 23 felony cases – four of them homicides – and had convictions in 22 of them. His focus on public safety continued as Mayor of Stamford for 14 years, during which time crime in the city was reduced by 63% , consistently earning Stamford the label of one of the ‘Top 10 safest cities in the U.S.’ by the FBI.
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Paid for by Dan Malloy for Governor, Len Miller, Treasurer