Municipal Police Unions Organization Endorses Toni Boucher for State Senate

October 25, 2022

Cites Boucher’s “commitment to public safety and protection”

Third CT law enforcement group to announce support

The Police Officers Association of Connecticut (POACT) has endorsed Toni Boucher for the 26th District’s State Senate seat, which includes Wilton, Westport, Weston, Redding and parts of Ridgefield, New Canaan, Darien and Stamford.

“On behalf of the approximately 5,000 sworn police officers from both small towns and cities, we are pleased to inform you that POACT is endorsing your election to the General Assembly,” POACT President Florencio Cotto, Jr. wrote to Boucher. “Our endorsement is based upon your strong support on issues that are important to police officers and their families, including your commitment to public safety and protection, and to fair working conditions for the men and women who put their lives on the line each day to protect and serve our communities.”

“To have the backing of the Police Officers Association of Connecticut, which represents municipal police unions across the state, is an honor,” Boucher said.  “This respected organization is a uniting force. Its mission is to bring all police officers together, regardless of union affiliation, to be a unified voice in public policy and legislation. I thank our thousands and thousands of local police officers for their sacrifice, their dedication, and their vote of confidence. I am asking people of all political parties for their vote, so that I can work in bipartisan fashion to help make our communities safer and be a strong voice for the men and women who serve in local law enforcement.”

Recently, Boucher was one of only a few candidates across the state to receive the official endorsement of the men and women of the Connecticut State Police Union. The group noted that “Toni’s commitment to public safety and Trooper safety is truly appreciated by the entire Union membership.”

Boucher has also been endorsed by the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police, which stated that “as the 26th District’s new state senator, Toni will be a friend of law enforcement. We urge all citizens living in southwestern Connecticut to join us in voting for Toni Boucher to bring about a safer Connecticut.”

Boucher, who has been cross-endorsed by the Connecticut Independent Party, encouraged voters of all parties as well as unaffiliated voters to visit today for more information about her campaign and to learn about volunteer opportunities. Election Day is Nov. 8.