For Immediate Release Contact: Virginia Littell
October 13, 2017 973-222-2902
Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assembly Candidate former Labor Commissioner Hal Wirths announced today that the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) has endorsed their candidacies in the 24th Legislative District that includes all of Sussex County, 11 towns in Warren County and Mt. Olive in Morris County.
“It is an honor to earn their endorsement,” said Oroho, who is also endorsed by the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). “It speaks loudly that the men and women of law enforcement are putting their trust in me and not in our liberal opponents who have marched with anti-police activists.”
Oroho, Space, and Wirths cited their opposition to Democrat proposals to make New Jersey a “sanctuary state” as well as forcing first responders to reside where they are employed and their support of pro-police legislation to totally prohibit motor vehicle ticket quotas; require police departments to issue identification cards to those who retire in good standing so, under federal law, the retiree can carry a firearm across state lines; increase penalties for home invasions; subject cop killers to the death penalty; calling for Cuba to extradite convicted cop killer Joanne Chesimard; and protect the retirement of law enforcement officers without raising taxes.
“I have always been proud to stand with the men and women in blue,” said Space. “I look forward to continuing to work together with law enforcement at all levels on issues of importance to them.”
“Trenton Democrats have been bottling up common sense legislation to increase penalties for those who commit the vile crime of home invasion,” Space noted, as he is a prime sponsor of A-1067. “The news coverage of the recent home invasion in my home town of Wantage, which led to the violent sexual assault of children, should be a wake-up call to enact harsher penalties.”
Wirths, running for the Assembly, said “I am moved by the support of the law enforcement community and the faith they have put in me.
“We all have seen the unfair attacks made by left-winged activists against our police officers,” Wirths stated. “I will be there to support them against these hostile actions by those who undermine our public safety.”
There are 33,000 members of the PBA across New Jersey.
“The last few years have been very difficult for law enforcement officers in New Jersey and around the nation. We have been the target of attacks, both physical and political, but our members continue to proudly serve our State and communities with dedication and professionalism. Your support [of law enforcement] has sent a message to the public and the men and women in uniform that you are willing to answer the call when we need your help,” said State PBA President Pat Colligan in letters of endorsement to each candidate.
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Paid for by Oroho For Senate, PO Box 604, Franklin, NJ 07416; Parker Space for Assembly, PO Box 263, Sussex, NJ 07461; Wirths for Assembly, 12 Cornwall Court, Hamburg, NJ 07419; NJ24Legislators@gmail.com