Van Drew lands PBA backing

The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) has endorsed Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew for state senate in District 1.

The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) has endorsed Assemblyman Jeff Van Drew for state senate in District 1.

"Your record in supporting the State’s law enforcement community and the State PBA on issues ranging from job protection, enhancing officers' due process rights, ensuring safety of corrections officers and recognizing the uniqueness of law enforcement pensions and benefits have earned our support for your election,” the PBA wrote in a letter to the candidate.

"I am honored to have the support of the PBA," said Van Drew, a Democrat. "Our law enforcement keeps us safe, they put their lives on the line and they deserve our supprt in Trenton."

The PBA has 33,000 members in New Jersey and over 1,000 members in the 1st District. Van Drew’s district includes 2 prisons in Maurice River Township.

Van Drew is challenging GOP Sen. Nicholas Asselta.

Van Drew lands PBA backing