Westchester Law Enforcement Endorses Testa

All Major Westchester Law Enforcement Organizations Endorse Testa for Reelection

Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa has received the endorsements of all the major law enforcement organizations throughout Westchester County for his reelection as County Legislator for District 1.  The Affiliated Police Association, Westchester County Police PBA and the Westchester County Hispanic Law Enforcement Association have all come out in support of Testa.

West. Cty PoliceThe Westchester County Department of Public Safety Police Benevolent Association represents the members of the Westchester County Police. The Westchester County Police are responsible for patrolling all county parkways and protecting county properties including county parks and facilities such as the Westchester County Airport, the Westchester County Center and the county office building. They are also the primary law enforcement for a portion of Testa’s legislative district,  the Town of Cortlandt.

“After reviewing your position on matters of great importance to our membership, we have concluded that your record of accomplishment and commitment to the law enforcement community are of tremendous importance to the people you look to serve – the people of Westchester County. We are confident that you will be a fair, honest and effective Legislator. The Westchester County Police PBA is proud to endorse your candidacy,” said Michael Hagan, Westchester County Police PBA President.

APA_LogoThe Affiliated Police Association represents 54 Police PBAs throughout Westchester County. Among those are the Peekskill and Yorktown PBAs which fall within Testa’s  legislative district. After evaluating John’s outstanding record on law enforcement issues and his views on future concerns of the law enforcement community the APA of Westchester deemed Testa as the candidate to “best serve the residents” of his district.

Also endorsing Testa is the Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association. The WHLEA represents law enforcement officers throughout Westchester County and fromWest. Hispanic Law local, state and federal agencies. “It is an honor to offer the association’s official endorsement to John G. Testa for Westchester County Legislator. We believe in you and the work you have done in your community for all its citizens, youths, law enforcement officers and the Hispanic community. We believe you will continue to put the citizens of your district first. Good luck and best wishes,” said WHLEA President Sgt. Alex Rodriguez.

“Throughout my career as a public servant I have been dedicated to the issues of public safety,” said Legislator Testa. “The fundamental role of government is to protect the citizens. It is essential that those individuals who risk their lives every day know that their elected representatives support them and equip them with the tools they need to do their job. I am proud of my record regarding the issues of public safety and honored to have the endorsement and support of the law enforcement community,” said Testa.

About Legislator John G. Testa

John G. Testa, a life-long resident of Peekskill, began his first term on the Westchester County Legislature in January 2010. Prior to his successful run for the District 1 Legislative seat, he served 3 terms as Mayor of Peekskill from January 2002 until December 2007. Before becoming mayor he also served a four-year term as a Councilman. From his first days in office Testa worked tirelessly to set the City on the path of economic stability. Peekskill flourished under this plan, increasing the city fund balance to its highest in history. During John’s tenure in office, the NY State Comptroller’s Office named Peekskill one of the most fiscally sound municipalities in the State; independent auditors proclaimed Peekskill as being in its best fiscal condition in over 30 years; and Moody’s Investor Service agreed to upgrade its bond rating, resulting in further savings. The plan he put in place was so successful that it enabled the City of Peekskill to pass three budgets in a row with a 0% tax increase. These fiscal skills will prove valuable to Testa as he works to put the brakes on what has been wildly escalating county spending and unchecked government growth. He has pledged his efforts to work to consolidate services, eliminate wasteful spending and improve efficiency. In addition to the fiscal conservatism that served Peekskill so well, Testa worked to promote the city, attracting investment, jobs and an increased tax base. Over $100 million of private investment came to Peekskill in the forms of new residential construction, retail space, and the redevelopment of historic structures. As Mayor, Testa led a successful battle to stop the unfair and unsafe plan to send sewage to the Peekskill plant from outside the sewage/water district. John’s roots are deep within the soil of Northern Westchester. His father’s family has lived here for more than a century and his mother’s family is nearing that mark. He is proud that he was born in Peekskill and has lived and worked here all his life and, with his wife Nancy raised their two children here.
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3 Responses to Westchester Law Enforcement Endorses Testa

  1. SPSOA UNION says:

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