Troopers Union Endorses Eliot Spitzer for NYS Attorney General

Troopers Union Endorses Eliot Spitzer for NYS Attorney General
PBA Board of Directors, 2002-10-18

The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. is proud to announce its endorsement of Eliot Spitzer for reelection as attorney general.

A leader in public safety, an advocate for consumers and a protector of the environment, Eliot Spitzer has proven himself as “the people’s lawyer.” Eliot Spitzer is the best and most experienced candidate for New York state’s attorney general.

“Eliot Spitzer is setting the standards for the other 49 state attorneys general in this country. He is constantly fighting to protect the citizens of New York state from deceptive practices by Wall Street firms, polluters and heinous scam artists who prey on the elderly,” said PBA President Daniel M. De Federicis. “It is an honor to endorse such an avid protector of the public.”

During his tenure as attorney general, Eliot Spitzer has been a partner to the New York State Troopers and the law enforcement community in general. He has been integral in the development of comprehensive anti-terrorism legislation, and has also been a partner in innovative measures such as “Code Adam,” a program training store employees on what to do in cases of missing and abducted children.

As attorney general, Eliot Spitzer has brought to justice thousands of criminals who have stolen from the elderly, profited from false advertising, and failed to complete necessary home repairs. At a time when investor confidence is low, Eliot Spitzer has made it a priority to weed out corruption and promote reforms on Wall Street.

Eliot Spitzer has also devoted his resources to protecting the environment by prosecuting companies for illegally discharging waste into bodies of water, ensuring that environmental law violators expedite clean up processes, and encouraging federal authorities to improve regulations regarding pollution.

“Eliot Spitzer has also been the public’s guardian to make sure local police forces provide the standards and services the community expects and deserves,” said Gordon Warnock, PBA Legislative Director and Troop F Delegate. “He has also been swift to intervene and correct whenever a problem presented itself.”

With such an impressive and continually expanding list of accomplishments, the PBA is proud to support Eliot Spitzer, the attorney general who has already supported the PBA membership in a countless number of ways.

The membership of the PBA has grown to more than 5,900, which includes uniformed members of the New York State Police from the rank of Trooper through the rank of Major as well as retired members of the State Police.