Police Show Support for Proos

Niles Daily Star

June 28, 2010

State Rep. John Proos, R-St. Joseph, candidate for the 21st State Senate seat, has earned multiple endorsements from local and county officials and state law enforcement organizations.

“Safety and security in our communities are vital to our economic stability and future success,” Proos said.  “I am honored to receive these endorsements from the men and woman who keep us safe and put themselves in harm’s way to protect us every day.”

On hand to lend Proos their endorsement were Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey, Van Buren County Sheriff Dale Gribler and Cass County Undersheriff Rick Behnke. Cass County Sheriff Joe Underwood could not attend but also endorsed Proos.

“John cares about the safety of the people and the officers in southwest Michigan,” Bailey said. “He has worked hard to understand the issues police officers face and what law enforcement need to do our jobs.  I endorse John in his run for the state Senate.”

Proos was pleased he earned the endorsement of the largest statewide police organization.

Proos is running for state Senate in the 21st District which includes Van Buren, Cass and Berrien counties. The primary is Aug. 3.