Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Simmons Endorsed By Three FOPs

(Blogger's Note: This is from the Justin Simmons campaign) COOPERSBURG - State Representative Justin Simmons (R-131) today announced that he has been endorsed by local law enforcement organizations for his support of our communities' police officers and commitment to providing for the safety of residents and neighborhoods.

The 131st District is represented by three police organizations: the Queen City FOP Lodge 10 of Allentown, the Haggerty Memorial Lodge #40 of Bethlehem, and the Le-Hampton Lodge 35 of Lehigh and Northampton Counties. All three have endorsed Simmons in his bid for re-election.

“It is an honor to gain the endorsement and support of the men and women who protect our families, our homes, and our community,” Simmons said. “At any hour of the day or night, these public servants stand ready to keep us safe from injury or harm. I am committed to doing what I can to protect them while they do their jobs protecting the rest of us.”

In notifying Simmons of their endorsement, Gene Hatcher, President of Le-Hampton Lodge 35 of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, cited Simmons' "continuing commitment to Law Enforcement" as part of the reason he received their support.

The Fraternal Order of Police lodges represent the men and women who work every day on our streets to help prevent crime and protect our families. After careful review of the record of both candidates, they decided Justin Simmons was the best choice to be their partner in the fight against crime. They know he’ll continue to be an advocate for police officers’ rights and promote policies that help police do their jobs - and make our neighborhoods safer.

“At a time when governments at every level must do more with less, I continue to focus on real priorities to help local families, seniors, and small businesses. Without a doubt, local police forces are a major priority and I’ll continue fighting for the tools and resources they need to keep both themselves and us safe,” Simmons said.

Simmons represents the 131st District which includes parts of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Blogger's Note: Simmons, a Republican, is opposed by Democrat Kevin Deely, a teacher.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what? Deely has been endorsed by Cheech and Chong, Doritos, and Twinkies.

Anonymous said...

So a Republican who uses "Less Government" as an election pitch is endorsed by three Union locals that represent, Government employees.

Makes sense if you don't think about it. POLICE ARE GOVERNMENT!

Anonymous said...

Aren't the police pensions a big problem for A-town?

Scott Armstrong

Anonymous said...

He's a handsome fella and seems to be sincere. Heard him on Gunther last week. Straight forward. No fluff.

Anonymous said...

He doesn't drink and drive, or hit girls. I like him.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:16

You hit the nail on the head, the FOP supported someone who would not even think twice about dissolving their contracts and making them private employees.

This has amazed me and goes to show that most public sector union people are really stupid and do not understand why they had to form a union in the first place.

And I can't WAIT for the day when this kid recommends their dismantling at the state level and I will LAUGH and LAUGH

Anonymous said...

This guy and many others, will get my vote before Deely...

Anonymous said...

"So a Republican who uses "Less Government" as an election pitch is endorsed by three Union locals that represent, Government employees.

Makes sense if you don't think about it. POLICE ARE GOVERNMENT!

2:16 AM"

With every term he serves, with every pat on the back, Simmons will abandon his small government promises, make sure he spends on "the right interests" and morph into just another career pol who said the right things at time and then rode the wave of incumbency.
Those who bought into the boy who voted for the NIZ scam before he voted against it would like to believe that he's talking about training, equipment and headcount but, if he got the union endorsement, they are comfortable that he's not going to do anything to derail the gravy train.

As for Deely's candidacy, it is yet another example of what I said yesterday about the left.

Pothead? Who cares? He'll get us more slop.

PSEA has endorsed weedboy, of course. That tells you all you need to know about the character of those who influence your children every day.

-Clem

Anonymous said...

Rs view cops as essential services and one of the few responsibilities of gummint. Too much is wasted on liberal spending and not enough is left to protect ourselves. Liberals hate cops.

Anonymous said...

Those damn union thugs! They keep endorsing Republicans, lol..

The Cartel said...

I would not be proud to be endorsed by on the take union thugs with big guns and little brains

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen, are you mad because Simmons got the FOP endorsement and you didn't? This little clip comes to mind... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCZs3swN6NQ&t=0m19s

Anonymous said...

This a non-story Bernie. Why don't you blog about every candidate that's been endorsed by special interest groups?

Oh, now I know why--you've endorsed young Justin too.

Anonymous said...

Simmons is a major league douchebag.

Anonymous said...



Beyer was endorsed by the FOP
from the local level to the State Lodge.

Anonymous said...



That Nutty ex-staffer failed to take her Medication again!

Anonymous said...

Hey Beyer..take solace to know that you were ousted by a rising star in the Republican Party. You were just the first to get in Mr. Simmons way. Your sour tone is old. Now go do the dishes.

Anonymous said...



The ex-staffer is a stalker!

Take your medication! lol

Anonymous said...

Ms. Beyer..I am not an ex staffer but a constituent. Justin is always accesible and responds immedialtely to my concerns. He keeps our district informed of all that is happening in Legislature and is personally involved in the community. Not sure why you contunue to try and bash him?? Your hiding behind the anonymous name is so transparent. I voted for you three times and I'm sorry I did. You rarely were seen in our community and did nothing in the Legislature for six years.Mr. Simmons was/is the right choice for this district .I pity the Democrat that will run against him this November.

Anonymous said...



Hey Einstein or should I say Justin. I'm also a resident and voter in the district and am concerned that you keep bashing someone as a show of your strength!