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Police Officers Pick John James for U.S. Senate

The Police Officers Association of Michigan Endorses John James

Livonia, MI — The Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) today announced their endorsement of combat veteran and Detroit businessman, John James, for U.S. Senate.

“Having been an officer as a soldier in the U.S. Army, I understand what it takes to uphold the law and the kind of resources and training necessary to make our officers and police departments successful at ensuring public safety,” James said. Now, more than ever, our men and women in blue need someone representing them who understands both sides of the challenges we face. I know what it means to be an officer, as well as a black man in this country. It is that kind of perspective and leadership that will help unify us as a country and work toward solutions that keep us all safer.”

“John is a combat veteran who put his life on the line for others and understands dedication to service,” said Jim Tignanelli, POAM President. “That is why we extended our endorsement to John—because he understands why our members choose to serve in the line of duty and what drives them to care for their communities and keep them safe. John James has our six and we have his.”

The Police Officers Association represents over 12,000 law enforcement employees throughout the State of Michigan and in the largest such organization in the state. The POAM continually strives to protect and improve the safety, working conditions and economic security of its members.

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