New York’s Bravest Back Byrne: Assemblyman Earns NYC Uniformed Firefighters Assoc. Endorsement

Posted: October 21, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety

(October 21, 2020) – New York, NY – The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) has announced its endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for re-election. This endorsement is one of dozens highlighting the support that the Assemblyman has received for re-election from a diverse set of unions, organizations, and community groups. In a message to its membership announcing the endorsement, UFA President Andrew Ansbro […]

Assemblyman Byrne Receives Coveted Endorsement from Protect Our Police PAC

Posted: October 15, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety

(October 15, 2020) – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne has received an endorsement from Protect Our Police PAC, a national organization devoted to endorsing and supporting pro-law enforcement candidates. The organization recently released its 2020 endorsement list for governors, lieutenant governors, attorneys general, and state legislators. Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, running for re-election in the 94th Assembly District in New […]

NYS Police Investigators Association endorses Byrne for Re-election

Posted: October 14, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety, Workers

(October 14, 2020) – The New York State Police Investigators Association, Local 4, IUPA, AFL-CIO has announced its backing of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for re-election in the 94th Assembly District. In their announcement, the organization highlighted Byrne’s “experience, integrity, and independence” that made him the clear choice for the Assembly. “You have clearly demonstrated yourself as a […]

Westchester County PBA Backs Byrne: “Fair, Honest, and Effective”

Posted: October 13, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety, Workers

(October 13, 2020) – The Westchester County Department of Public Safety PBA (PBA) has announced its support for Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s re-election to the 94th Assembly District. Byrne, who is running for his third term, was heralded by the PBA for his “accomplishment and commitment to the law enforcement community.” In a letter to the Assemblyman announcing […]

Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association Endorses Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for Re-election

Posted: October 12, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, Equality, First Responders, Public Safety, Workers

(October 12, 2020) – The Westchester Hispanic Law Enforcement Association (WHLEA) has announced their endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for re-election in the 94th assembly district. The organization touted the Assemblyman’s unwavering commitment to supporting law enforcement as a primary reason for supporting his candidacy. “You have always backed the blue,” President Eddie Martinez and Chairman Hector Lopez said […]

More First Responders Back Byrne For Assembly

Posted: October 5, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Health, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

EMS, Dispatchers, and Police (October 6, 2020) – More endorsements from first responder organizations are piling up for Kevin Byrne’s bid for re-election to the 94th Assembly District. The joint endorsement comes from the Uniformed EMTs, Paramedics, and Fire Inspectors, Local 2507 – FDNY; Uniformed EMS Officers Union, Local 3621-FDNY; Uniformed Fire Alarm Dispatchers Benevolent […]

New York City’s Fire Officers Back Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for Re-Election

Posted: September 4, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

September 4, 2020/ New York, NY – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne continues to earn support from first responders and labor unions alike. Earlier today, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) announced their endorsement of the Assemblyman for re-election to represent the 94th Assembly District. In a letter announcing the endorsement, UFOA President James Lemonda noted that […]

Putnam’s Finest Stand With Byrne

Posted: September 1, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

September 1, 2020 / Carmel, NY – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Police Benevolent Association is the most recent among a growing list of law enforcement agencies to voice their strong support of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as he seeks re-election. Assemblyman Byrne thanked the members of the PBA, “I have been privileged to live in […]

Byrne Hosts Successful Shed the Meds Event in Putnam

Posted: August 26, 2020 in Drug Crisis, Environment, First Responders, Health, In the News, Public Safety

            Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to announce the success of his office’s annual Shed the Meds event where he teamed up with local partners like Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the Prevention Council of Putnam, Brewster Volunteer Fire Department and the Brewster Police Department. The event, which took place on Monday, Aug. 24, collected nearly 200 pounds of unwanted medication to be […]

NYS Court Officers Stand With Byrne

Posted: August 18, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

August 18, 2020 / New York, NY – New York State Court Officers Association (NYSCOA) are the most recent organization to join the growing list of first responder organizations endorsing Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in his bid for re-election. NYSCOA President Dennis Quirk formally announced the endorsement in a letter to the Assemblyman. Assemblyman Byrne offered […]

New York State Troopers PBA Stands with Byrne For New York 94th Assembly District!

Posted: August 14, 2020 in 2020 Endorsements, First Responders, Public Safety, Workers

August 14, 2020 / Somers, NY – Earlier this month, the Police Benevolent Association of the New York State Troopers, Inc. proudly announced the organization’s endorsement of Kevin Byrne for re-election to NYS Assembly 94th District.             “It is with careful consideration that the NYSTPBA is endorsing Kevin Byrne for re-election to NYS Assembly 94th […]

Byrne Joins Assembly Colleagues to Ensure Death Benefits Get to Families of Municipal Front-line Workers

Posted: May 29, 2020 in First Responders, Health, In the News, Workers

           Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) is pleased to report that after much advocacy from front line public workers and his colleagues in the Assembly, early Friday morning he voted in favor of and helped pass legislation (A.10528) to ensure that families of municipal front-line workers who lost their lives to COVID-19 as a result of their service […]

Byrne Stands with Law Enforcement Against Bail Reform

Posted: February 7, 2020 in First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) joined Sheriff Robert L. Langly, Jr. of Philipstown and other law enforcement officials, alongside Assembly colleagues and state senators, for a rally at the state Capitol on Tuesday, February 4 to push for the repeal of bail reform. ​Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,Ref-Mahopac) attended a rally at the state Capitol today alongside over 250 law […]

Byrne Gets Backing From New York City Detectives

Posted: October 17, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

October 17, 2018 / New York, NY – The greatest detectives in the world announced their endorsement of Kevin Byrne for New York’s 94th Assembly District.  The Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc., which represents 17,000 active and retired New York Police Department Detectives, announcement its political endorsements on its website earlier today. “I am honored to receive […]

NEW YORK’S FINEST BACK BYRNE

Posted: October 12, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

October 12, 2018 / New York, NY – New York’s finest in blue have announced its endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne’s re-election campaign.  President Patrick J. Lynch of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York made the announcement on behalf of the hard-working men and women the PBA represents. President Lynch stated […]

Fraternal Order of Police Stands with Byrne

Posted: October 11, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

October 11, 2018 / Hicksville, NY – Earlier today, the New York State Fraternal Order of Police announced its endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne in his re-election campaign to represent the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. NYS FOP President Michael Essig said “As the oldest and largest national association of law enforcement professionals […]

PUTNAM’S FINEST BACK BYRNE FOR RE-ELECTION

Posted: October 10, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

October 10, 2018 / Carmel, NY – At yesterday’s meeting of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Dept. PBA, it was announced that Assemblyman Kevin Byrne had secured the organization’s endorsement in his bid for re-election. “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department Police Benevolent Association is proud to announce its strong endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as he […]

L.E.E.B.A. Backs Byrne

Posted: October 4, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

August 22, 3018/ New York, NY – Earlier this past month, members of the Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association (L.E.E.B.A.) announced its strong endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for his re-election to serve the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District. L.E.E.B.A. President Kenneth Wynder cited Byrne’s “experience and knowledge” which made him an excellent […]

PBA of NYS STANDS WITH BYRNE

Posted: September 14, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

September 14, 2018 / Albany, NY – The Police Benevolent Association of New York State (“PBA of NYS”) has announced the endorsement of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for his re-election campaign. In announcing their decision to the Assemblyman, Daniel M. De Federecis, Executive Director and Counsel to PBA of NYS said “Your respect and support for […]

LAKE MOHEGAN PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATION BACKS BYRNE FOR ASSEMBLY

Posted: August 4, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

  Wednesday, August 1st, I.A.F.F. Local 2956 President Paul C. Denault called Assemblyman Byrne and informed him that “on behalf of the Lake Mohegan Professional Fire Fighters I.A.F.F. Local 2956, I am proud to announce our endorsement for your reelection in New York State’s 94th Assembly District.”   Denault lauded Assemblyman Byrne for his dedication and […]

UNIFORMED FIRE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION STANDS WITH BYRNE FOR RE-ELECTION

Posted: July 9, 2018 in 2018 Endorsements, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Workers

  The Uniformed Fire Officers Association representing 2,600 Lieutenants, Captains, Battalion Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Supervising Fire Marshals and Medical Officers of the New York City Fire Department, has endorsed Assemblyman Kevin Byrne for NY State Assembly in the 94th Assembly District.   “Our first responders are some of our nation’s greatest heroes,” said Byrne, “The […]

Senator Murphy partners with Yorktown Police Department & Heartscan Services to sponsor free thyroid cancer screening

Posted: March 4, 2018 in First Responders, Health

Yorktown, NY – Recent clinical findings have shown that thyroid cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the United States, with reported cases tripling in the last three decades. According to the American Cancer Society, the estimated number of new cases of thyroid cancer in 2018 will reach 53,900 with 2,060 expected fatalities. To promote […]

MURPHY AND BYRNE CELEBRATE GOV. SIGNING OF CANCER COVERAGE BILL FOR FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: October 25, 2017 in First Responders, Health, In the News

Albany, NY – No one volunteers to get cancer. Volunteer firefighters fighting cancer have found that battling a health crisis with limited medical coverage can be just as daunting as running into a burning building. A bill giving firefighters the protection they need has been a long time coming. On October 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo […]

ASSEMBLYMAN KEVIN BYRNE ATTENDS NYS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL

Posted: October 18, 2017 in First Responders, In the News

On Monday, October 10, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,Ref-Mahopac) attended this year’s NYS Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony at the Empire State Plaza. The event, which commemorated the addition of 118 new names to the monument, offered attendees the opportunity to honor the spirit and legacy of the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice […]

BYRNE AND SERINO HOST YELLOW DOT SAFETY EVENT

Posted: September 22, 2017 in Community, First Responders, In the News, Public Safety, Seniors

A special informational session regarding the New York State Sheriff Association’s Yellow Dot safety program, hosted by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne and Sen. Sue Serino, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Putnam County Friendship Center in Putnam Valley. Attendees were treated to an educational and descriptive account of the program, which is designed to […]

GOV. CUOMO SIGNS LAW TO BETTER LEGALLY PROTECT FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: July 26, 2017 in First Responders, In the News

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle and Senator Rich Funke announced that Governor Cuomo has signed into law legislation they sponsor (A06756/S01022) to increase protections for firefighters performing emergency services. “This legislation is essential to ensuring our firefighters have the necessary protections to carry out their jobs safely and efficiently. We must do everything possible […]

MUSIC TO OUR EARS: SENATOR MURPHY, ASSEMBLYMAN BYRNE PRESENT $1,000 GRANT TO THE F.O.P. STEPHEN P. DRISCOLL MEMORIAL PIPE BAND

Posted: June 26, 2017 in Equality, First Responders, In the News

Carmel, NY – The bagpipes have been a staple of music for as long as there have been parades, memorial services and traditional ceremonies. Renowned composers such as Joseph Hayden and Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote symphonies incorporating the bagpipes. The unique sound of the pipes can even be heard in non-traditional music in the songs […]

BYRNE PASSES BILL IMPROVING CANCER COVERAGE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: June 21, 2017 in First Responders, Health, In the News

Legislation would offer enhanced benefits to individuals who develop cancer Yesterday, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) announced the state Assembly’s passage of a bill (A.711B) that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer firefighters who develop certain types of cancers due […]

BYRNE CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF BILL IMPROVING CANCER COVERAGE FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Posted: June 14, 2017 in First Responders, Health, In the News

Today, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, I, Ref-Mahopac) called on the leadership in the state Assembly to take up a bill A.711A that would enact the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act, providing crucial support to volunteer firefighters who develop certain types of cancers due to the hazardous exposures from […]

BYRNE SPEAKS ON ASSEMBLY FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF NEW YORK’S VOLUNTEER FIRE SERVICE

Posted: May 4, 2017 in First Responders, In the News

Earlier this past month, I was honored to speak on the Assembly Floor in support of Assembly Resolution 388, declaring May 3rd Volunteer Firefighters’ Appreciation Day. According to a recent state-wide study, the volunteer fire service saves taxpayers nearly 4 BILLION DOLLARS annually.  If volunteers fire departments were to become a paid service, property taxes across […]

RALLY TO DEFEND OUR FIRST RESPONDERS

Posted: February 1, 2017 in First Responders, In the News, Public Safety

New York Senator Terrence Murphy and New York Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announced Tuesday that they are co-sponsoring the “Community Heroes Protection Act”, a piece of legislation that designates attacks against first responders as a hate crime. The legislation is meant to protect firefighters, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, and emergency medical services personnel from assaults that […]