The Republican candidate for Baltimore County Executive has nabbed a major law enforcement endorsement.
On Monday, the Baltimore County Sheriff's Office Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 25 backed Al Redmer in his bid to become Baltimore County's next County Executive.
Lodge President Stephen White released the following statement;
Baltimore County FOP Lodge 25 is proud to announce our endorsement of Al Redmer for Baltimore County Executive. We are looking forward to to working with your campaign to make Baltimore County Government a stronger County. Our lodge is confident that you have the vision necessary to improve the relations among employees and citizens that Baltimore County serves.
The union's support was welcomed by Redmer, which marked his first major endorsement since winning the Republican nomination in the June primary election; "As we know, Baltimore County has an incredible number of unmet needs, chief among which is the rising crime throughout our county. I look forward to supporting and working with the Sheriff's Office and all our law enforcement agencies to make our communities safer for all Baltimore County residents."
Redmer is the first ever Republican running for Baltimore County Executive the Lodge has thrown their support behind.
In November, Redmer will face off against Democratic nominee John Olszewski, who won a tight race against Jim Brochin.