Basile touts two law enforcement endorsements

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile has picked up endorsements from two law enforcement groups, one from the union representing Orange County sheriff’s deputies and another from an organization for police officers who live or work in Orange.

“We are confident we can trust Tom Basile to be there for us during these challenging times,” Michael Flower, president of the Orange County Shields, said in a press release. “Our executive board and membership offer our enthusiastic endorsement of him to represent us in the State Senate. Senator Bill Larkin has been a strong voice for us for many years, and we trust Tom Basile will offer that same steadfast support of our law enforcement community.”

Jeremy Yela, vice president of the Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Police Benevolent Association, said: “Mr. Basile has shown that he is a person of honesty, integrity and of sound judgement who will be a tireless advocate for law enforcement.”

Basile, a Stony Point councilman and communications consultant, and Assemblyman James Skoufis, a Woodbury Democrat, are running for the 39th Senate District seat that retiring Sen. Bill Larkin is vacating. The district covers 10 towns and the City of Newburgh in Orange County, and two towns each from Ulster and Rockland.

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