July 18, 2018 – Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis proudly endorses Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Fischbach for Governor and Lt. Governor in the August 14th Primary and November 6th General Elections.
Today, the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis (the “Police Federation”) announced their endorsement of Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Fischbach for Governor and Lt. Governor. The endorsement by the Police Federation was unanimous.
Lt. Bob Kroll, President of the Police Federation, cited Pawlenty’s support of police officers and public safety.
“The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is proud to stand with Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Fischbach,” said Kroll. “Pawlenty understands the job of a police officer and the risks we face every day. Law enforcement officers deserve a leader who not only respects their dedication and hard work, but also supports their efforts in making our communities safe places for our citizens. Tim Pawlenty is that leader.”
“Tim Pawlenty has proven that he will have an open door to work in partnership on issues important to our profession,” said Sgt. Sherral Schmidt, Vice President of the Police Federation. “We are committed to a relationship built on mutual respect and understanding. Pawlenty has always made public safety a priority and we encourage voters to support him in both the Aug 14 primary and Nov. 6 general elections.”
The Police Federation endorsed Tim Pawlenty for Governor in 2002 and 2006 and Mark Dayton for Governor in 2010 and 2014.
“It is an honor to have the endorsement of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis,” Pawlenty said. “Public safety is the first job of government and we are committed to working with law enforcement to keep Minnesota communities and citizens safe. Police officers put their lives on the line to protect us and they deserve our support.”
The Police Federation is the single largest organization directly representing police in the state with over 900 officers.