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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, October 10, 2019 11:21 am

PBA passes on endorsing candidates

The Journal Gazette

The Fort Wayne Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, a union which historically has not endorsed candidates for local elected office, won't be wading into the political waters for this year's general election either. 

“Our union does not get political,” Steven Espinoza, president of the association, said in a statement Thursday. “Our focus is on serving and protecting our membership and the citizens of Fort Wayne.” 

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, though, “wishes each candidate luck” on Nov. 5 and said the organization looks forward to working with those who do get elected and will be sworn-in in January. 

The association, which represents every city of Fort Wayne police officer below the rank of sergeant, also said it encourages its membership to educate themselves on the issues and to vote their conscience.