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Connecticut State Police Union Endorses Donovan for Congress

Published May 14, 2012

MERIDEN, CT – The Connecticut State Police Union leadership today announced their endorsement of Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan. The Connecticut State Police Union consists of more than 1,000 Troopers, Sergeants, and Master Sergreants.

“Chris Donovan is one of the strongest supporters of the Connecticut State Police and we are delighted to give him our first endorsement in 2012,” said Andrew Matthews, President of the Connecticut State Police Union. “Chris is a strong advocate for public safety, understands the importance of sufficient State Police staffing, and he works tirelessly for Connecticut’s working families. He is the best person to fight for us in Congress. We look forward to helping elect Chris and working with him in Washington.”

“It is an honor to have the support and endorsement of the hard-working men and women of the Connecticut State Police. These brave troopers put their lives on the line every day and deserve to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. I look forward to working with the members of the CSPU to fight to bring good jobs with strong benefits to Connecticut, and to protect Social Security and Medicare from Republican attacks,” said Donovan.

The Connecticut State Police Union joins Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Comptroller Kevin Lembo, former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney, Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, Southbury First Selectman Ed Edelson, Congressman and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Raul Grijalva and Congresswoman and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Chellie Pingree, the Connecticut Working Families Party, the New Britain DTC, the Meriden DTC, the Newtown DTC, the Bethlehem DTC, the Burlington DTC, the Torrington DTC, the Harwinton DTC, the Canaan DTC, the Middlebury DTC, the Morris DTC, the Watertown DTC, the New Milford DTC, the New Fairfield DTC, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Blue America, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478, Sheet Metal Workers Local 40, AFT Connecticut, AFSCME Council 15 – the Connecticut Council of Police, the Connecticut Education Association, the Connecticut State Council of Machinists, the Connecticut Carpenters, the IAFF – Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, United Auto Workers Region 9A, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, and the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777 in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.

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