Police Benevolent Association of New York State Endorses Senate Candidate Julie Killian

Police Benevolent Association of New York State Endorses Senate Candidate Julie Killian


New York Senate candidate Julie Killian (R-Rye) has been endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBANYS) based on her longtime support of law enforcement and “noteworthy efforts to combat substance abuse with both adults and children”.

“The Board considered her impressive government experience, support for the environment, actions to hold the line on taxes and noteworthy efforts to combat substance abuse with both adults and children,” Daniel De Federicis, Executive Director and Counsel, PBANYS said.

“I am deeply honored to have the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, which represents police officers here in Westchester and across the state,” Killian said. “These brave men and women who wake up each day willing to put their lives on the line to keep us safe have my utmost respect, and I will work hard for them each and every day when I am elected Senator.”

One of the tenets of Killian’s campaign for Senate has been keeping our children and families safe, which includes supporting legislation that would reclassify school shootings as acts of Domestic Terrorism and provide funding for local school districts to invest in security equipment and school resource officers to help secure school infrastructure. She also supports common sense gun laws, strengthening Kendra’s Law and supporting other proposals that would keep guns out of the wrong hands.

For more information on Killian’s ideas on Affordability, Opportunity and Security for all New Yorkers, please visit http://www.juliekillian.com/issues

The PBA of New York State represents the interest and well-being of New York State University (SUNY), Park and Environmental Conservation Police; as well as its Forest Rangers.  Its members protect state universities and colleges; parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands, forests and resources. 

Killian will run on the Republican, Conservative and Reform Party lines in the Special Election for New York State Senate District 37 on April 24th. Senate District 37 includes the towns and municipalities of: Armonk, Bedford, Bronxville, Crestwood, Eastchester, Harrison, Katonah, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, North Castle, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye City, Rye Brook, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers. For more information on the campaign, please visit www.juliekillian.com or follow us Facebook and Twitter @Killian4Senate

More on Julie Killian
For the last 25 years, Julie Killian has worked to make Westchester County a better place to live, work and raise a family. As a Rye City Councilwoman and Deputy Mayor, Julie led the fight to reform local government and held the line on property taxes. She also co-founded RyeACT (Rye Action for Children and Teens) to fight youth drug and alcohol abuse. RyeACT works with the federal government and regional partners to promote prevention through a positive cultural framework by training local leaders and youth, developing prevention messages and providing local access to drug and alcohol abuse prevention experts. Julie is also passionate about all mental health issues including reducing the stigma and increased awareness, helping the 4% of population that is severely mentally ill, and early intervention and prevention efforts. Born in Mt. Vernon, one of six siblings, Julie learned the value of an honest day’s work – and the importance of education – at an early age. As a teenager, she started a summer camp with her sister and waited tables at a pizza place at night, often working 15-hour days each summer to help pay for college. After earning a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from New York University, Julie spent more than a decade working on Wall Street in the financial services industry. She and her husband Gary have five children.