Latino police officers’ coalition endorses Christie for 2013

A national non-profit organization representing Latino Police Associations is throwing its support behind Gov. Chris Christie for his gubernatorial bid.

The National Coalition of Latino Officers, which was formed last year, announced Wednesday its endorsement of the Republican governor’s re-election campaign. The group represents uniformed police officers in various departments from across New Jersey and the northeast.

“It is an honor to announce our coalition’s support of Governor Christie, which he has earned for his leadership, his willingness to listen to our concerns, and for always putting the best interests of New Jersey first,” said Officer Antonio Hernandez, president of the coalition

“Our coalition believes in unity, cooperation and inclusion to best strengthen our communities and keep them safe for the residents we are sworn to protect. We believe Governor Christie shares those values and we’re excited to offer our support.”

The Coalition’s backing is the second law enforcement organization to endorse Governor Christie, following on the Port Authority PBA’s announcement earlier this year, Christie’s campaign touted. The New Jersey Career Fire Chief’s Association also announced its endorsement of Governor Christie last week.

Latino police officers’ coalition endorses Christie for 2013