P.B.A. endorses ex-cop Marty Golden
State Sen. Marty Golden (R- Bay Ridge), a retired cop who was forced to leave the New York Police Department after suffering a leg injury on the job in the 1980s, has secured the endorsement of his former law enforcement colleagues in his bid for re-election.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (P.B.A.) came to Golden’s campaign headquarters on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Sept. 18 to announce that the union was backing the incumbent’s bid for a sixth term in office. Golden’s Democratic challenger is Andrew Gounardes, a lawyer for the Citizens Committee for New York City.
“An endorsement is not given. An endorsement is earned. Senator Golden has earned this endorsement,” Lynch said.
The P.B.A. has 50,000 members, including active and retired police officers.