October 29, 2018
From State Senator Tom O’Mara’s Campaign:
Elmira, N.Y., October 29—The Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. has endorsed the re-election of State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) in New York State’s 58th Senate District.
The New York State Troopers PBA represents nearly 7,000 active and retired uniformed members of the New York State Police, from the rank of Trooper through the rank of Major, including many within the 58th District whose service, past and present, included public safety and protection across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions.
The NYS Troopers PBA stated, “The challenges facing members of the law enforcement community are greater than ever before, and we need individuals like Tom in leadership positions to help law enforcement officers better serve the residents of New York State.”
O’Mara said, “The men and women of the New York State Police are among the finest and most respected law enforcement officers anywhere in the world. It’s truly a privilege to have earned their confidence and support. These men and women put their lives on the line for us every single day they put on the uniform to patrol our roadways and protect our communities. It’s an incredibly demanding and dangerous occupation. I’m proud to stand up for their safety and stand behind every effort to ensure that they have the resources and support they need to perform their duties effectively. On behalf of the entire 58th District, it’s an honor to say thank you to our New York State Troopers for the service and sacrifices you and your families make for all of us.”
Throughout his tenure in the Senate since 2011, O’Mara has stood out as one of the Legislature’s most steadfast advocates of police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, first responders, and the entire public safety and security community. He has sponsored or co-sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to combat the proliferation of meth labs and meth-related criminal activity; to ensure that law officers and their families receive the benefits they have earned and deserve, and to secure the state funding necessary to provide law enforcement agencies and officers with the safety equipment, modern technology and other resources they need to carry out their jobs effectively.
In 2014, O’Mara was appointed to the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction and since then has successfully worked with his colleagues at the state, local and federal levels –on a bipartisan basis — to achieve the enactment of numerous new laws and significantly increased state funding which have strengthened the state’s awareness, education, prevention, treatment and enforcement strategies.
The 58th Senate District, which O’Mara has represented since 2011, is comprised of all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and a portion of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).
Find out more about O’Mara’s campaign for re-election on http://www.omaraforsenate.com.