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AFSCME Council 15, Connecticut Council of Police, Endorses Donovan for Congress

Published Dec 15, 2011

MERIDEN, CT – AFSCME Council 15, the Connecticut Council of Police, announced its support for Democratic candidate for the fifth congressional district Chris Donovan today in Cheshire. AFSCME Council 15 represents nearly 4,000 police officers from more than 60 communities in Connecticut.

“Chris is one of our earliest supporters and one of our most consistent friends, and we are thrilled to endorse his run for Congress,” said Jeff Matchett, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 15. “We need a representative like Chris, one that we trust to fight for public safety workers, for good jobs with strong benefits, for safe retirements, and for access to quality health care and educational opportunities. Chris has a long record of supporting the needs of Connecticut’s municipal police officers, and we look forward to his building on that record as Connecticut’s congressman from the fifth congressional district.”

“I am honored to have the support of the men and women of Connecticut’s municipal police officer union. The members of Council 15 routinely put themselves in harm’s way to keep our communities safe and, in return, we must make sure that they have job security, strong benefits, and the ability to provide for their families and to afford retirement. In Congress, with the help of AFSCME Council 15, I will fight for increased funding for public safety officers,” said Donovan.

AFSCME Council 15, the Connecticut Council of Police, joins the Connecticut Education Association, the Connecticut State Council of Machinists, the IAFF – Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, United Auto Workers Region 9A, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Blue America, former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney, and Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s fifth congressional district.

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