Friday, October 21, 2011
Santa Fe Police Officers Association Endorses Hector Balderas for Senate
In a letter to Balderas announcing the endorsement, Vice President of the Santa Fe Police Officers Association, Adam Gallegos, stressed Balderas' commitment to serving the people of New Mexico as a prosecutor, state legislator, and State Auditor. Gallegos wrote, "Your aggressive prosecution of criminals and your rooting out of government fraud proves your commitment to the citizens of New Mexico. Based on your record we believe that you will continue to bring this same dedication as our next United States Senator."
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Santa Fe Police Officers Association," Hector said. "Police officers put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect our communities. As New Mexico's Senator, I will work tirelessly to ensure that our country's emergency workers have the tools they need to keep us safe. These hardworking men and women deserve our utmost respect, and I look forward to taking their values to the United States Senate."
The Balderas campaign reported that the Santa Fe Police Officers Association joins seven other unions throughout New Mexico in supporting Balderas for Senate, including the Las Cruces Professional Firefighters Association (Local 2362), the Santa Fe Firefighters Association (International Association of Firefighters Local 2059), AFSCME Local 1380 (San Miguel, Colfax, Union and Mora counties), AFSCME Local 2777 (Sandoval, San Juan and McKinley counties), AFSCME Local 2851 (City of Las Vegas), AFSCME Local 2890 (Taos & Rio Arriba County), and AFSCME Local 3199 (Eddy, Lea and Chaves counties).
Photo by M.E. Broderick.