State Representative Candidate Bill Beck Receives Endorsement from the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police
Monday, June 2, 2014, the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) used their General Membership Meeting to make it official: Inglewood Attorney Bill Beck has received Nashville-FOP's endorsement for his candicacy in the 2014 House of Representatives District 51 race.
Says Beck, "I am truly humbled to have Nashville's dedicated line of defense and protection for our families announce their support of my campaign. It is vital to the safety and security of our communities that an organization such as the FOP steps forward to represent the brave public safety officers of our great state. If elected, I will work to be a voice in the Legislature for these dedicated men and women."
The Fraternal Order of Police is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 325,000 members in approximately 2,100 lodges. The FOP is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those they serve through education, legislation, information, employee representation, and community involvement.
"The community involvement is what sets them apart from other profession-based organizations," Beck explains, "and that is something that draws me even closer to the FOP. As I see them performing charitable acts for underprivileged and physically challenged boys and girls through their youth camps and Special Olympics events, I want to become entrenched in those efforts. I want to be a 'tool' for finding ways for our communities to work together with our public servants in blue, so that we can build long-term relationships of trust and confidence. My goal is to make District 51 a model of safety for the entire state of Tennessee, and I look forward to partnering with the Andrew Jackson Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police to make that happen."
Photo at right: Bill Beck officially accepts endorsement from Sgt. Mark Woodfin, FOP Vice-President of Lodge 5.