Montgomery County Police Endorse Marc Elrich for County Executive


Saturday, April 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montgomery County Police Endorse Marc Elrich for County Executive

Silver Spring, Md._ On April 7, Lodge 35 of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP 35), which represents Montgomery County’s police officers, announced their endorsement of Marc Elrich for County Executive. Elrich, who chairs the County Council’s Public Safety Committee, has also been endorsed by Montgomery County’s Career Fire Fighters and a wide variety of progressive organizations, including CASA in Action, Progressive Maryland, the Green Democrats, and Jews United for Justice.

“Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 recognizes that Marc, through his leadership on the county’s public safety committee, has committed to ensuring police officers have what they need to protect our community,” said FOP 35 President Torrie Cooke. “Marc has given unwavering support to funding more school resource officers, police body cameras, improvements to the computer-automated dispatch system, and police community outreach. FOP Lodge 35 intends to partner with Marc to further the efforts of providing a safe place to live and work, and to make much needed commonsense improvements to working police officers’ benefits and working conditions.”

During his time on the County Council, Elrich has worked to ensure that police officers have the resources they need to keep residents safe. He and officers have also partnered to ensure that the department is one of the leading police departments in the country in being effective while also respecting the rights of all the county’s residents.

“I am proud and honored to receive this endorsement, “Elrich said. “The women and men who serve as police officers work hard to protect us every day, and they have worked proactively to build partnerships and trust in the community. I look forward to working with them as we move forward.”

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Marc Elrich has been an at-large Montgomery County Councilmember since 2006. He chairs the Public Safety Committee, serves on the Education Committee, and is the County Council’s representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board. Prior to his election to the County Council, he served on the Takoma Park City Council for 19 years and taught at Rolling Terrace Elementary School for 17 years. For more information, see www.marcelrich.org.

Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 is a full service fraternal organization consisting of sworn law enforcement who serve more than 1800 active and retired police officers and their families. Lodge 35 strives to improve the lives of working police officers and their families through education, support programs, community and charitable involvement, and employee representation.

Media Contacts:

Ben Spielberg, Campaign Manager, Marc Elrich for County Executive

Ben@marcelrich.org

609-828-3783

Torrie Cooke, President, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35

fop35mail@aol.com

301-948-4286

Authorized by: Marc Elrich for County Executive; Dale Tibbitts, Treasurer; 9511 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901

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