White Plains PBA President Brian Johnson presents endorsement letter to Matt Slater at his 2022 St. Patrick's Day Kickoff fundraiser.
YORKTOWN, NY – The WhitePlainsPBA has formally announced its endorsement of Matt Slater for the 94th Assembly District. Slater, who is currently the Supervisor of the Town of Yorktown, has emerged as the leading candidate to replace outgoing Assemblyman Kevin Byrne who is set to become Putnam County Executive.
Brian Johnson, President of the White Plains PBA said, "Matt Slater has always shown his unwavering support for law enforcement. When he gets to Albany, we know he will fight to repeal these outrageous bail reforms that have made our communities less safe and he will oppose any talk of defunding the police. Matt Slater is a proven leader and the people of Westchester and Putnam Counties will be lucky to have him in Albany representing the 94th Assembly District."
"I am humbled and honored to have the support and confidence of the WhitePlainsPBA," Slater said. "When I get to Albany I will partner with our police to pass common sense legislation that keeps our communities safe and protects the men and women in uniform. This starts with repealing the failed bail reforms and stopping politically motivated attempts to defund our police."
Under Slater's administration the Town of Yorktown has consistently been recognized as one of the safest municipalities in the nation. In 2020, Yorktown became the first Police Department in Westchester County to partner with Hope Not Handcuffs and implement its pre-arrest diversion program.
Slater has been receiving broad support from law enforcement groups including the Westchester County Correction Officers Benevolent Association and the Affiliated Police Associations of Westchester.