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Rep. Tenney Holds Roundtable With Finger Lakes Law Enforcement


Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) hosted a roundtable discussion in Victor on Tuesday to hear from local law enforcement leaders about the challenges they face in the Finger Lakes Region.

Tenney was joined at the event in Victor by Assemblyman Brian Manktelow, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, Assemblyman John Lemondes, and Representatives from Senator Pam Helming and Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan’s office.

Law enforcement leaders that participated in the event were Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Supervisor Addame Bookmiller, CBP Agent in Charge Juan Ramirez, Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schnek, Ontario County Sheriff David Cirencione, Seneca County Sheriff Timothy Thompson, Wayne County Sheriff Robert Milby, Monroe County Undersheriff Korey Brown, Livingston County Captain Michael Williams, Auburn Correctional Facility Officer Nathan VeVone, Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Antonacci, Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella, Auburn Police Department Chief James Slayton, Dansville Police Department Chief Shannon Griese, Interlaken Police Department Chief Robert Dwello, Seneca Falls Police Department Interim Chief Timothy Snyder, Waterloo Police Department Chief James Chechak, Newark Police Department Chief Richard Martin, Palmyra Police Department Chief Kyle DiNardo, Penn Yan Police Department Chief Thomas Dunham, and Clyde Police Department Officer in Charge Thomas Connors.

“Over the past few years, law enforcement officers have faced unprecedented challenges in the wake of rising violent crime and the left’s efforts to undermine them,” said Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. “Thank you to the brave men and women in uniform who joined me at our roundtable to discuss the challenges they face serving our community in the Finger Lakes Region and how we can continue to advocate for public safety. I remain dedicated to counteracting Albany Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies and the anti-police movement that has caused the complete breakdown of law and order that continues to put our brave law enforcement officers at risk!”

View Tenney’s Law Enforcement plan here.

“I would like to thank Congresswoman Tenney for taking the time to meet with law enforcement leaders from Ontario County and across our region today,” said Ontario County Sheriff David Cirencione. “The Congresswoman has been a steadfast supporter of public safety on the local, state, and national levels. She champions the security of our homeland and maintains open lines of communication, seeking our input on concerning trends while keeping us informed on what is and is not occurring in Washington to assist us with these concerns.”

“Just as our law enforcement officers protect us, we must always protect them,” said Senator Pam Helming. “That includes repealing dangerous and irresponsible policies in New York, like so-called bail and parole reforms and the HALT Act, and advancing laws that hold criminals accountable and put public safety first. As State Senator, I will always back our men and women in blue who dedicate their lives to keeping our families and communities safe. Thank you to Congresswoman Tenney for convening this roundtable and making sure law enforcement has a seat at the table for these important conversations.”

Photo: Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (Facebook)

“I would like to personally thank Congresswoman Claudia Tenney for her dedication to supporting our brave men and women in law enforcement,” said Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan. “By working in collaboration with law enforcement agencies to address their needs, we are one step closer to improving safety in communities throughout New York State. I am inspired every day by those who risk their lives for our safety. I look forward to continued engagement with my constituents and working with Congresswoman Tenney to support those who protect the most vulnerable among us.”

“Our role as legislators is to work on behalf of the people we represent,” said Assemblyman Brian Manktelow. “One of the top issues I hear from constituents is the handcuffing of our police, hindering them from doing their jobs to protect and serve our community. I thank Congresswoman Tenney for hosting this discussion so that our local leaders in law enforcement can have an open conversation about how we can assist them. Together, we can propagate physical, tangible support for our local law enforcement agencies.”

“I am pleased to join Congresswoman Tenney to hear from law enforcement officers from across the region,” said Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes. “These men and women put their lives on the line each and every day to protect us, and they deserve our support. This roundtable discussion will allow us to hear directly from those enforcing the laws and to get their feedback on how we can work together to get our country back on track.”

“Our law enforcement officers are our most valuable assets in keeping our communities safe,” said Assemblyman John Lemondes. “Despite this, we’ve seen the Majority slowly chip away at the tools and resources our police officers need to do their jobs by pushing disastrous policies such as the ‘Clean Slate Act’ and ‘Raise the Age.’ With rising crime across our state, public safety is not something we can afford to lose. Conversations like this are critical to make sure law enforcement at every level is protected and taken care of. I will continue to fight in Albany to make sure we put our law enforcement first.”


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