The New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations Endorses Mike Lawler in State Assembly Race

September 25, 2020

 “The NYS Association of PBAs is thrilled to back you in this endeavor, and looks forward to working with you on issues of public safety in the future.” 

Pearl River, NY. 9/25/20 … The New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations, a statewide organization that represents thousands of police benevolent associations, endorsed Mike Lawler in his race for the 97th Assembly District today.


In backing Mike Lawler, the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations is supporting a candidate who is committed to repealing bail reform, supporting law enforcement, and ensuring Rockland County remains a safe place for all residents.


Lawler, who is running on a pro-law enforcement platform, spoke about the importance of the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations’ endorsement.


“I’m deeply honored to have the backing of the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations,” said Lawler. “Their members put their lives on the line each and every day to keep our communities safe and they deserve a strong voice and ally in Albany. I will be there for them and will never apologize for backing the blue.”


The New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations represents thousands of PBAs from across New York State.


“The NYS Association of PBAs is thrilled to back you in this endeavor, and looks forward to working with you on issues of public safety in the future.” said Michael O’Meara, President of the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations. “Your commitment to protecting public safety is deeply appreciated and you have shown a strong drive to work with law enforcement officers from all across the great state of New York to make our state a safer place to raise a family.”


Lawler is running on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Serve America Movement lines.


Mike Lawler is a lifelong Rockland County resident and graduate of Suffern High School. In 2009, Mike earned a degree in Business Administration, with a double major in Accounting and Finance, from Manhattan College, where he was named the Valedictorian of his graduating class.


Mike currently serves as Deputy Town Supervisor in Orangetown under Supervisor Teresa Kenny and previously worked in the Westchester County Executive’s Office as an advisor to Rob Astorino, where he dealt with issues ranging from the county budget to public policy and community outreach initiatives. In addition, Mike previously served as Executive Director of the State Republican Party, helping elect candidates to federal, state, and local office.


Mike is also a successful small businessman who founded his own government affairs and public relations firm.
Mike and his wife Doina live in Pearl River, NY.