George Allen Receives VA Fraternal Order of Police Endorsement
Today, George Allen received the U.S. Senate endorsement of the Virginia State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). The announcement was made at the Virginia FOP State Convention today held at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks in Fairfax.
“It is with tremendous gratitude I accept the Virginia Fraternal Order of Police endorsement in this pivotal U.S. Senate race,” said George Allen. “This endorsement and this race come down to very different records of results for Virginia families. As Governor I worked with a Democrat-controlled legislature to crack down on criminals, including through the abolition of parole, truth in sentencing and juvenile justice reform. By working together across the aisle, we demonstrated the bipartisan leadership required to accomplish historic reforms for Virginia and make our communities safer places to live, work, invest, shop, and raise our families. This same bipartisan leadership is what we need in Washington today, and I am ready to bring to Washington the voice of law enforcement professionals and hardworking Virginia taxpayers. I am encouraged and grateful for the important support of so many respected, dedicated and heroic police officers in Virginia, and their families. I look forward to working again shoulder to shoulder with the thoughtful FOP to assure we support law officers and to improve security in our neighborhoods and schools.”
George Allen’s record of supporting law enforcement also includes his legislative work in the U.S. Senate following the 9/11 attacks to help first responders coordinate and communicate by freeing up additional radio frequencies and providing compatible equipment. Additionally, Allen was the original co-sponsor of the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act in the U.S. Senate to allow current and retired law enforcement officials to carry concealed firearms across State lines.
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