Kalman Yeger Endorsed For City Council By New York City’s Police Unions



Kalman Yeger, the leading candidate for the City Council’s 44th District, has received the backing of New York’s top police unions after a lifetime of advocacy on behalf of the police. Together, these police unions represent more than 72,000 working and retired NYPD officers and supervisors who are now throwing their political muscle behind Kalman Yeger.

 “Kalman Yeger has demonstrated his commitment to support New York City police officers, especially on issues like fair pay, adequate benefits, and appropriate equipment,” said PBA President Patrick J. Lynch.  “We hope that voters in Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst will recognize his willingness to fight for the women and men who keep our streets safe, and will join us in making sure he can continue that fight in the City Council,” continued Lynch.

 Yeger said he was honored to receive the endorsements. “I have supported our community’s police my entire life,” he said.  “Earning the support of the men and women who wake up every day to keep my family safe is very personally meaningful to me.  They literally put their lives on the line for all of us every single day.  That’s why their support is so meaningful.”

The endorsements come at a time when some lawmakers have been critical of the NYPD.  Yeger has been a staunch supporter of the NYPD his entire career.  “I spent my entire time in office fighting for the brave men and women of the NYPD,” said Councilman David G. Greenfield, who has thrown his full support behind Yeger.  “Just last year I led the effort to ensure that all cops were able to receive a fair pension.  The year before though, I fought to hire over 1,000 new cops to keep our streets safe. I know that Kalman will continue to advocate for the NYPD and common sense public safety measures when he is in the City Council,” continued Greenfield.

Greenfield recalled, “One of the first things I did when I came into office was to host the Police Commissioner in the community to discuss a recent wave of crime. Kalman stood by my side as we worked with the NYPD to support the police and reduce crime in our neighborhood. I know that these endorsements will help him build on his great relationships with the police.”

The four police unions endorsing Kalman Yeger are the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), the Detectives Endowment Association (DEA), the Lieutenants Benevolent Association (LBA) and the Captains Endowment Association (CEA).

Yeger is the Democratic and Conservative Parties’ candidate for City Council in Brooklyn’s 44th District on November 7th.

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