SD-5: Boyle Endorsed by FOP
State Rep. Kevin Boyle received a boost to his effort to win the Democratic nomination for the State Senate’s 5th district seat.
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police announced that they are endorsing Boyle’s campaign.
“We’ve been solidly behind Representative Boyle for some time and that support will proudly carry over to the 5th Senate District race this April.” F.O.P. Lodge 5 President John McNesby said. “Our membership felt it’s time for a change and with our Board of Directors voting over 2 to 1 in support of Representative Boyle, we are sending a message that our organization and its resources are fully behind his bid to be the next State Senator in the 5th District.”
“I am honored to have the support of the Philadelphia F.O.P Lodge 5 and its President John McNesby,” Boyle responded. “Philadelphia is blessed to have a highly professional and dedicated police force. It is incumbent upon us in elective office to insure our city maintains this level of police service.”
The Philly FOP Board of Directors met and voted on their endorsement. Boyle prevailed over incumbent State Senator John Sabatina by a 72-34 margin. The group asserts that a majority of their 14,000 members live in Northeast Philadelphia.
The 5th district consists of Northeast Philadelphia and a small piece of southeastern Montgomery County.