Former mayor and congressman Lou Barletta, leading Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, was today recommended by the Board of Directors of the Brady Paul Memorial Lodge #54 of the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, which represents Butler, Beaver, Mercer, Lawrence, and Armstrong counties. The FOP lodge, Board of Directors said they recommended Barletta because of his dedication to supporting public safety.
Brady Paul Memorial Lodge #54 Board of Directors issued the following statement:
“It is apparent that Lou Barletta is the leading candidate when it comes to enforcing the law, supporting police, and protecting public safety. He has a long history of standing up for what is lawful, and his dependability is beyond question., We are proud to offer our strong recommendation for Lou Barletta to be the next governor of Pennsylvania.”
Barletta issued the following statement:
“As a former mayor, I know exactly how important police are to communities and when I am governor, I will always give law enforcement officers the support and resources they need to do their jobs. We will no longer let violent criminals roam free in our streets because police have been undermined, we will crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ which give safe haven to illegal immigrants, and we will let our citizens know that help has arrived. I will be a governor for all Pennsylvanians, and they will know that common sense has returned to Harrisburg.”