Qualls Endorsed by MN Fraternal Order of Police
“Steadfast support” for law enforcement cited by MNFOP President
Plymouth, Minnesota – Kendall Qualls, Republican candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, today received the endorsement of the Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police (MNFOP) in his race against first term DFL incumbent Dean Phillips.
“There are few greater honors than receiving the endorsement of the men and women of law enforcement who protect our streets and neighborhoods, schools, businesses, airports, and government buildings,” said Qualls. “These are the people who go to work every day with the sole mission of ensuring the safety of our communities no matter the threat to their own lives,” Qualls said.
In their endorsement, MNFOP President Matthew Hagen stated, “We are looking for strong partners in the effort to support cops and pass legislation that protects them and their families…and [y]our dedication to and support of our members makes it clear to us that we can count on you when you get to Washington, D.C.”
“Make no mistake. There is a clear difference between me and Dean Phillips on support for law enforcement. As a card carrying member of Indivisible, Phillips has cast his lot with a group which claims ‘police and law enforcement represent harm and terror’ in our communities. Phillips’ political director is the former co-chair and co-founder of the local MN-03 Indivisible chapter which states they ‘paved the way’ for Dean’s election to Congress. In strong contrast, I’ll stand beside our law enforcement, not level outrageous attacks against them,” commented Qualls.
“At a time when the professionalism of law enforcement officers is under attack, and morale among many officers is low, it is reassuring to know we have a candidate for public office who will be a strong advocate for our profession,” concluded Patrick Chelmo, Second Vice President of the MNFOP.
The Minnesota Fraternal Order of Police represents over 2500 members, including police officers, sheriffs’ deputies and U.S Customs and Border Protection Officers from across Minnesota.