Press Release


March 8, 2024

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Pearl River, NY – 3/8/2024… Today, Congressman Mike Lawler announced the endorsement of the Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester (APA), a coalition of more than 50 law enforcement labor organizations from across Westchester County. The APA of Westchester represents thousands of law enforcement officers in the Hudson Valley.

“The Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester (APA) is proud to once again endorse Congressman Mike Lawler’s candidacy for reelection to NY’s 17th District. With public safety at the forefront of most voters’ minds and with his impeccable record of fighting for law and order, Mike Lawler is the clear choice,” said Keith Olson, President of the APA of Westchester. “The APA looks forward to continuing to work with Congressman Lawler in keeping the 17th District safe.”

“I’m deeply honored to have the endorsement of the APA of Westchester in the race for New York’s 17th District,” stated Congressman Mike Lawler. “There’s only one candidate in this race for Congress who has a track record of bringing back funding for law enforcement and standing up to the radicals in the defund the police movement – and it’s not Mondaire Jones.”

“In Congress, I’ve been proud to support legislation that helps cops in the Hudson Valley secure more affordable housing, lower their taxes, and increase penalties on those who would attack our cops,” Lawler added. “While Mondaire Jones was in Congress, he claimed federal law enforcement officers were waging terror on communities and consistently called for the defunding of the police – his radical views on defunding law enforcement will be made clear to Hudson Valley voters over the next 8 months.”