Slater becomes first supervisor candidate in state to land endorsement of Detectives’ Endowment Association
YORKTOWN, NY – The Detectives’ Endowment Association, the organization that represents more than 18,000 New York Police Department Detectives, has endorsded Matt Slater for Yorktown Supervisor.
Michael Palladino, President of the DEA said, “As the former Chief of Staff for State Senator Terrence Murphy, we trust that Matt understands the needs and concerns of New York’s First Responders, and we are looking forward to working with him on issues that affect both the law enforcement and labor communities.”
“The members of the DEA are the greatest detectives in the world,” Slater said. “It is tremendouly humbling to earn their support and confidence. I proudly stand with all first responders who serve our community and protect our families.”
As Chief of Staff to State Senator Terrence Murphy, Slater worked with the DEA raise awareness of increased thyroid cancer among 9/11 first responders and even secured state funding for free thyroid screenings. Last year, Slater helped organize a thyroid cancer screening in partnership with the Yorktown Police Department for 9/11 first responders. Through his role as Senator Murphy’s top aide, Slater also helped secure $250,000 in state funds to pay for the screenings. The 2019-2020 state budget did not renew that funding for the first time since 2017.
Slater’s campaign has built unprecedented support on the local, county and state levels. He is the first Supervisor candidate in more than four years to be endorsed by the New York League of Conservation Voters. Slater has also been endorsed by the Westchester-Putnam Central Labor Body, The Building and Construction Trades Council of Westchester-Putnam, the New York State Troopers PBA and Lake Mohegan Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2956.