Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Fayetteville Police Endorse Jordan for Mayor

The Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police today announced its endorsement of Alderman Lioneld Jordan for Mayor, stressing his "experience, leadership, and vision that will lead the citizens and employees of Fayetteville."

Lodge No. 10 President Leonard Graves said that the Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police "believes Lioneld Jordan will maintain an effective relationship between the city and the citizens. Mr. Jordan's commitment to city government is important in maintaining open and clear communication with the citizens of Fayetteville."

"I am humbled and honored by the confidence expressed by these outstanding public servants and law enforcement officers who serve our community at the risk of their very lives, and I look forward to continuing our close working relationship when I am elected mayor. In announcing my candidacy last March, I pledged continued commitment and financial resources to assure the best police and fire protection services available, because a safe community is of utmost importance to our residents. I have not waivered on that issue, and I will not," Jordan said in an email.

"The Fraternal Order of Police have contribted to our community in many ways, demonstrating their dedication not only to our safety but to our shared vision of a better community," Jordan continued. "They stepped up to support passage of the bond issues to finance our infrastructure improvements including wastewater treatment, roads, trails and sidewalks. The "Shop with a Cop" program provides essentials and brings joy to needy children, and their scholarships to the Boys and Girls Club allows others an experience that would not be available otherwise. They have provided college scholarships to graduates of Fayetteville High, and recently joined with the FHS Service Learning program to donate a Wii game system to our senior center."

Jordan was also endorsed by the Fayetteville Fire Fighters Association earlier this week.

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