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Two more unions pick de Blasio

Stephon Johnson | 10/3/2013, 4:25 p.m.

Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio continues to rack up endorsements from labor unions.

This week, the New York Police Chief’s Benevolent Association (CBA), which represents police serving across New York state, endorsed de Blasio for mayor, citing what they called his “commitment to public safety and plan to bring police and communities together.”

Eugene Tumolo, president chief of the CBA, said in a statement that de Blasio’s a mayor who’ll look out for the best interest of New Yorkers and will work to keep citizens in the five boroughs safe. “Members of the CBA have worked together with Bill de Blasio for many years; we know he is dedicated to the safety of all the people living and working in New York City,” said Tumolo. “I look forward to working with Bill on his efforts to keep the city safe and bring police and the community together for truly effective law enforcement.”

De Blasio was happy to accept the endorsement.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of our hardworking police chiefs, who do extraordinary work to keep our city safe,” said de Blasio in a statement. “From getting illegal guns off our streets to investigating violent crimes, our police chiefs meet each and every challenge with high professionalism and skill. I look forward to working with CBA in the months ahead to keep our city safe across all five boroughs.”

The Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York endorsed the current public advocate, citing de Blasio’s “commitment to responsible development, investments in infrastructure, affordable housing and the creation of good jobs.”