Today, the Arizona Police Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, and the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association endorsed Kimberly Yee for re-election to the Arizona Senate. The Arizona Police Association represents nearly 9,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers in Arizona. The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police represents the interests of more than 6,500 Arizona law enforcement professionals. The Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association represents thousands of state employees.
"The Arizona Police Association and I support Kimberly Yee for re-election to the Arizona State Senate because she is a strong advocate for public safety. Kimberly has shown an extraordinary commitment to standing up for Arizona communities. Kimberly understands the importance of protecting those who cannot protect themselves. As Chairman of the Education Committee, she has sponsored numerous bills protecting the safety of vulnerable school children and has increased funding for school safety officers on campuses. We stand firmly with Senator Yee because she is not afraid to show political courage around tough issues towards the goal of protecting children and families and keeping our neighborhoods safe," said Levi Bolton, Executive Director of the Arizona Police Association.
Yee said, "I am so honored to receive the endorsements of the Arizona Police Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, and the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association. All members of law enforcement put their lives on the line each and every day to defend the freedoms of the communities they serve and I sincerely thank them for their dedicated service. Throughout my time in the Arizona Legislature, I have worked closely with the law enforcement community and have sponsored many of their bills. I will continue to advocate for the issues that are important to law enforcement and ensure that they receive the respect and resources needed to protect our local communities and our state."
Kimberly Yee is a state senator from Legislative District 20 and serves as the Chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. Before serving in the Senate, she served in the Arizona House of Representatives. Kimberly Yee was born and raised in the district, which gives her a unique perspective at the State Legislature. As a wife, mother and small business owner, she is a strong advocate for creating more jobs, improving education, keeping our neighborhoods safe and preserving family values. In addition to the Arizona Police Association, the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, and the Arizona Correctional Peace Officers Association, Senator Yee has been endorsed by former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Congressman Trent Franks, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns, former U.S. Congressman John Shadegg, former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, former Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin and national radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt.