New England Police Benevolent Association Endorses Ayotte for Governor

NASHUA, NH — Today, Kelly Ayotte, candidate for Governor, received the endorsement of the New England Police Benevolent Association. The NEPBA is the largest police union in New Hampshire, representing approximately forty locals, consisting of about 700 members including state, county, city, and town law enforcement officers, communications specialists, clerks, and other law enforcement support personnel.

“I am honored to have the support of the men and women of the New England Police Benevolent Association. As Attorney General, I stood side-by-side with law enforcement every day to keep New Hampshire safe and put criminals behind bars. As Governor, I will ensure New Hampshire law enforcement have the resources and backing they need to do their jobs safely, fix the retirement system to give them the benefits they have earned, and put an end to our broken bail system that has created a revolving door for violent criminals. I look forward to working alongside these brave men and women once again to keep New Hampshire the safest state in the nation.”

Endorsing Ayotte, NEPBA New Hampshire State Director Stephen J. Arnold said, “The New England Police Benevolent Association proudly endorses Kelly Ayotte for Governor of New Hampshire. Throughout her career, Kelly has always been there for our law enforcement community. Now, more than ever, we need Kelly to lead our great state to support these public servants, provide them with tools that allow them to do their jobs, and most importantly, help ensure they can go home at the end of their tour of duty.”

Last fall, Kelly launched “Law Enforcement for Kelly”, a coalition of over 120 members of the New Hampshire law enforcement community supporting her campaign for Governor. Kelly has endorsements from the Sheriffs of Belknap, Coos, Hillsborough, and Sullivan counties.

Kelly has been endorsed by over 300 leaders from across New Hampshire, including 12 County Commissioners, numerous local elected officials, and over 100 current and former State Representatives including the Republican delegations of Coos County, Merrimack and Manchester.