Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. Endorses Senate Candidate Julie Killian
New York Senate candidate Julie Killian (R-Rye) has been endorsed by the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. based on her support of legislation that would provide funding to invest in security equipment and school resource officers to help secure school infrastructure.
Killian also has been endorsed by the PBA of the NYPD, Police Benevolent Association of New York State, Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc., the New York State Association of PBAs, Nassau County COBA and Suffolk County COBA.
“Julie Killian supports legislation that would provide funding for local school districts to invest in security equipment and school resource officers to help secure school infrastructure,” the organization said in a statement. “The challenges facing the law enforcement community are greater than ever and we need individuals like Julie Killian in leadership positions to help law enforcement officers better serve the residents of New York State.”
“I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association, which represents officers throughout our area,” Killian said. “It is the dedication, skill and bravery of the men and women of law enforcement that keep all of us safe and they have my utmost respect.”
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
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.