Local Police Officers Associations Support Valadao

Contact: Anna R. Vetter; (217) 840-1034

HANFORD – Today, U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao announced the decision of the Bakersfield, Fresno, and Hanford Police Officers Associations in his reelection to California’s California’s Twenty-First Congressional District.

“The Bakersfield Police Officers Association is proud to endorse David Valadao for reelection in California’s Twenty First Congressional District. In Congress, Valadao fights to make sure we have the tools and resources needed to stay safe and protect Central Valley communities. Our officers know they have a champion in Congressman David Valadao,” said Bakersfield Police Officers Association President, Ramon Chavez.

“The Fresno Police Officers Association strongly supports Congressman David Valadao. Congressman Valadao has a proven record when it comes to public safety and keeping our community safe. Congressman Valadao makes it a priority to meet with law enforcement leaders and law enforcement line level representatives to educate himself on relevant public safety issues.  He is respected by law enforcement for his tough on crime approach, and ability to achieve solutions,” said Fresno Police Officers Association President, Jacky Parks.

Hanford Police Officers Association President, Richard Pontecorvo, stated, “Since being elected in 2012 Congressman Valadao has worked extremely hard for the citizens of 21st Congressional District. Some of his focus has been on the water crisis in the Central Valley. He has been working on many other issues to include our active Military and Veteran’s health care. Mr. Valadao fully understands the needs of our communities. We are proud to say Mr. Valadao is honest, hard-working, and dedicated to the citizens of Kings County.”

Since taking office in 2013, Congressman Valadao has strongly advocated on behalf of the law enforcement community, ensuring their voice is heard in Washington. Today’s endorsements follow previous law enforcement endorsements from the Fresno Deputy Sheriffs Association, the Kern Law Enforcement Association, and the Kern Prosecutors Association.

“Supporting those who risk their lives every day to keep our communities and families safe is a small, yet necessary sign of gratitude,” stated Congressman Valadao. “In Congress, I will continue to advocate on behalf of our law enforcement officers so they have the tools and resources needed to do their job.”

 Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.