Bustos Wins Law Enforcement Backing, Announces Fraternal Order of Police Endorsement

Strong Support of Collective Bargaining & Working Families Cited

Today, Cheri Bustos announced she received the endorsement of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, the state’s largest public safety organization, which represents more than 35,000 active duty and retired police officers in Illinois.

"I'm honored to receive the support of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police," said Cheri Bustos. "I first gained an appreciation for those who dedicate their lives to protecting others covering the cop beat as a young journalist.  And, as someone who is married to a career law enforcement officer, I know firsthand the importance of supporting our hard working police officers and giving them the tools they need to keep our communities safe."

“The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge is honored to endorse your candidacy for the United States House of Representatives,” said Chris Southwood, President of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, in an endorsement letter to Cheri Bustos. “I am confident that you will bring a strong work ethic and commitment to your community. Your support of collective bargaining rights, your support of law enforcement issues, and your commitment to working families are key reasons why we endorsed your election effort.”

The Fraternal Order of Police is the latest in a long list of diverse organizations that have endorsed Cheri Bustos for reelection including the Illinois AFL-CIO, the United Automobile Workers, the Alliance for Retired Americans, and the Illinois Farm Bureau, among many others.