Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Another Endorsement for Montgomery

This just in from the Montgomery Campaign:
The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association announced today that it is endorsing Betty Montgomery in the race for Ohio Attorney General. The organization, which represents more than 1,500 officers in the greater Cleveland area, cited Montgomery's record of supporting law enforcement as making her the best candidate for the position.
"Throughout her years of public service, Betty Montgomery has consistently worked to further the efforts of the officer on the street," said Don Meel, 1st Vice President of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association. "She has the experience, the knowledge and the drive to continue advocating for our members as Ohio's next Attorney General."

Montgomery was honored to receive the group's endorsement. "I understand the importance of law enforcement officers and the protection they provide our citizens," she said. "If Ohioans choose to elect me as their Attorney General, I will use all resources available to the office to support the efforts of local law enforcement across the state."

Montgomery has a strong record of supporting law enforcement. During her eight years as Attorney General, she made crime fighting the top priority and guiding principle of her office, fulfilling commitments to provide increased state support for local law enforcement and to upgrade the state's crime labs. Her office won numerous national awards for criminal justice, consumer protection and work before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition to this important endorsement, Montgomery enjoys the support of the Ohio State Troopers, the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association (TPPA), the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association (OCSEA).

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