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 John G. Testa

Former District 1 County Legislator, John G. Testa is served five terms at the Westchester County Board of Legislators, spending the last 3 terms as BOL Minority Leader. John G. Testa is a lifelong resident of Peekskill who first entered elected public service as a member of the Peekskill Common Council in 1998 and then served three terms as Mayor. He previously served on the Conservation and Parks Advisory Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. John became an elected official eager to improve the City in which his family has lived for more than a century and quickly earned a reputation as a strong, independent, nonpartisan voice for fiscal responsibility. John received a BS degree in Technology from SUNY Oswego, where his academic achievements gained him induction into Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honorary Fraternity of Technology. He earned his MS degree in Technology from the City College of New York. He began his teaching career in 1980 at Peekskill High School, his alma mater, as an instructor in Technology and Social Studies, retiring in 2013 after 33 years teaching. John has been a leader in support for the Arts Community in Westchester. He presided over the construction of the Peekskill Art Lofts, the establishment of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and the complete restoration of the Paramount Center for the Arts, originally a 1930’s movie house and helped bring critical funding to many Westchester programs. Legislator Testa received the “Advancing the Arts in Westchester Award” by ArtsWestchester. John has a been a leader on environmental issues for two decades and has a long record of initiatives he has supported and spearheaded. His active involvement in developing and promoting environmentally friendly policies began as mayor and continued throughout his time as Westchester County Legislator. His efforts consistently earned John the endorsement of the NY League of Conservation Voters. John’s most recognizable accomplishment has been his promotion and preservation of local history and historic landmarks, bringing an unprecedented focus on the region’s rich history, and its legacy of historic Victorian architecture. His roots in historical preservation stem from his experience as a Revolutionary War re-enactor and member of The Brigade of the American Revolution for 50 years. John was instrumental in securing the preservation of the Lincoln Depot, now the Lincoln Depot Museum, where he now serves as President. The museum was recognized in 2015 as one of The Best Museums in Westchester. He also secured the preservation of historic Fort Hill as parkland, a 40-acre parcel that was originally a Revolutionary War encampment site. Under his leadership, the United States Dept. of the Interior declared Peekskill a “Preserve America Community.” John was able to establish a record number of National Register designations of local structures, including the first Downtown and Neighborhood Historic Districts and supported the preservation of the historic Miller House in North White Plains. In 2017 John was named a “Champion of History” by the Lincoln Society in Peekskill. John and his wife of 37 years, Nancy, live in Peekskill and have two adult children, John, Jr. (fiancé Courtney Kelly) and Katy (husband Mike Mearon). John and Nancy recently welcomed the arrival of their first grandchild, Lacey Mae, in 2019.
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3 Responses to Westchester Law Enforcement Endorses Testa

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