The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (PBA of NYS) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Thomas Schiliro for state Assembly.
Schiliro (D-Suffolk), a Suffolk County Park Police sergeant, accepted the endorsement.
“I am proud and honored to have the endorsement of the PBA of NYS,” Schiliro said. “As a police officer and PBA negotiator, I take this endorsement as strong support of my belief in the work of dedicated officers. I will work diligently to represent police officers and law enforcement professionals as I pursue this election and eventual victory in November.”
Manuel Vilar, PBA of NYS president, praised Schiliro as a colleague and candidate.
“Tom Schiliro would make a great representative of the 2nd Assembly District,” Vilar said. “His many years in law enforcement as a police sergeant and his private sector experience bring a depth of expertise that we need in the state Assembly. Tom is a hard worker, a true friend to the PBA of NYS, and a tremendous advocate for residents of this district.”
Candidates are selected through a process that includes face-to-face interviews, questionnaires and such elements as voting records, bill sponsorship and general support on issues deemed important to PBA of NYS members.
The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.