Today, the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsement of Karin Housley in Minnesota’s special election for U.S. Senate. The endorsement was announced at a press conference near the Police Officers Memorial at the State Capitol.
“It’s a true honor to be endorsed by the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police. The men and women of our law enforcement community work day and night to keep our communities safe, and they do it with honor and respect. They can count on me to have their backs,” Housley said. “I will work with the Fraternal Order of Police, and law enforcement across the state, in our shared pursuit of public safety. Keeping Minnesota safe is an all-hands-on-deck effort.”
“The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police proudly stands with Karin Housley in her race for U.S. Senate. In the state legislature, Karin has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment to public safety – and we know she will continue to be a friend of law enforcement in Washington,” said Matt Hagen, president of the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police. “Karin Housley has shown leadership, empathy, and a willingness to listen to the concerns of the rank-and-file – and those are the qualities Minnesotans want in their next U.S. Senator.”
The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police is comprised of current and retired law enforcement officers from across Minnesota. It is part of the Fraternal Order of Police Grand Lodge, which is the largest law enforcement organization in the United States with over 330,000 members. Its mission includes “endorsing and supporting ideas, issues, and projects which benefit the entire law enforcement profession…”
Housley is the only police-endorsed candidate in the special election for U.S. Senate. She was endorsed by the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the largest non-affiliated law enforcement union in the state, earlier this year.