RELEASE: The Kansas State Fraternal Order of Police Endorse Senator Laura Kelly for Governor

Citing her unwavering support for law enforcement and working men and women, the Kansas State Fraternal Order of Police today announced their endorsement of Senator Laura Kelly for governor of Kansas. The FOP is the largest and most influential law enforcement organization in Kansas.

“Other candidates may talk about being tough on crime, but no one has been a better friend to law enforcement officers than Laura Kelly,” said Kansas State FOP President Blaine Dryden. “She has sponsored and supported key legislation protecting law enforcement officers’ workplace rights and supported tougher penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. Laura doesn’t just talk about supporting us – she follows through with action.”

From her first term in the state Senate, Laura Kelly has been an advocate for law enforcement and worker’s rights. She fought to strengthen organizing and collective bargaining rights, improve worker’s compensation laws, and provide quality healthcare and pension systems to working men, women and their families.

“I’m honored to have the support of the Kansas State Fraternal Order of Police, whose members work tirelessly to protect our communities and make Kansas a safe place to raise a family,” said Kelly. “I’m committed to making sure all of our law enforcement officers have the support they need to do their jobs safely. That’s why I will focus on stabilizing our state’s budget so we can invest more in public safety.”

The Kansas Fraternal Order of Police represents more than 3,000 law enforcement officials from federal, state, county and municipal agencies across the state.

“Kansas finds itself at a crossroads. Do we want more of the same or a new path to a better tomorrow? Laura Kelly always puts people before party,” said Kansas FOP Vice President Mik Shanks. “Now more than ever, Laura Kelly is the leader we need. She has demonstrated a bipartisan approach to solving the problems that Kansans face.”

“The Kansas Fraternal Order of Police strongly encourages those who support law enforcement and public safety to join us in electing Laura Kelly as our next governor,” said Dryden.

Click here to see the full statement from the FOP on their endorsement of Laura Kelly.