SD-5: Boyle Endorsed by FOP

Kevin-BoyleState 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.

January 21st, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 11 Comments

11 thoughts on “SD-5: Boyle Endorsed by FOP”

  1. curiousjorge says:

    2010, McNesby backed Kevin Boyle in primary. 2012, McNesby opposed Kevin Boyle, opting to support his primary opponent, Dan Collins. Now, he’s back on Boyle? Is McNesby senile? When does Weiler take over? McNesby bitter about losing out to the Senator, John Sabatina, for the democratic nomination for the special election to replace Stack?

    Obviously the phone calls to the FOP for Sabatina from those who wear the badge weren’t louder than the phone call from 1701 Spring Garden. Was at a function Friday with about ten to twelve officers, and they were talking about backing Sabatina.

  2. DontBeatMe says:

    This just in: pig union endorses pig.

  3. Senator Rutherford B. Cattywampus says:

    The intentional creation of yet another special election in Philadelphia. Boyle Brothers Reindeer Games.

  4. Whistleblower says:

    Mark22 While I laid your hyperbole this guy really does look like porky pigs mutant cousin.
    Where is Frank Dermondy on this ? How does Jay Costa feel about having to spend money from SDCC to save Sabatina when he’s bleeding D seats already. ? Its the only thing Dougherty doesn’t own ; a Senator.

  5. Mark 22 says:

    I think the FOP needs new leadership. McNesby backed Kenney and he disgraced the force on TV and now we back another public pig running for two positions??? Come on now

  6. FBI 911 says:

    I can’t wait until the Feds get a hold of how the Boyles office called Kevin Dougherty for his chief of staff Seth Kaplan to get his restraining order thrown out and how they pressured McNesby to help out because his exwife is a cop. There all in bed together. Isn’t that a public office using there power illegally???? Anything that Johnny Doc has apart in is corrupt. Doc will screw McNesby over.

  7. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Is Kevin Boyle running for reelection for Pennsylvania State House of Representative in 2016 as well, and not just running for Pennsylvania State Senate in 2016.

  8. Zakrey Bissell says:

    I meant to be elected as Attorney General not reelected.

  9. Zakrey Bissell says:

    Or Maybe for John Sabatina could also get a appointment as Montgomery County Commissioner is to replace Josh Shapiro whenever he might be reelected as Attorney General in 2017.

  10. Josh Lyman says:

    So do they simultaneously support his OTHER race for the state house?

  11. Wait, what ? says:

    That is huge for Boyle. Cops represent a large voting block in the 5th. It looks like most of the unions are lining up behind Boyle and the ward leaders are evenly split. Polls put Boyle way up. Might be time for Sabatina to negotiate for a judgeship.

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