Mt. Laurel’s police and fire unions endorse Rich Van Noord and Dennis Riley for council re-election

The president of each group recently sent letters to the Van Noord and Riley campaign.

The Mt. Laurel FOP Lodge, Local 191, and The International Association of Firefighters, Local 4408, have endorsed Mt. Laurel council members Rich Van Noord and Dennis Riley for re-election.

Below are two letters from the president of each group recently sent to the Van Noord and Riley campaign.

Mt. Laurel FOP Lodge No. 191 President Aaron M. Harty recently submitted the following letter to Van Noord and Riley’s campaign.

“It is my honor to inform you that the members of the Mt. Laurel Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 191 have your support and happily endorse you both in your re-election bid. During my tenure as president of our lodge for the past five years, you and your council members has made my job of overseeing our 100-plus members an easier task than your predecessors.

I have witnessed, firsthand, the continued support, whether it be at our awards ceremonies, our lodge fundraisers or other township events, that you and your council members have shown us and our residents. There is no doubt, considering the growth of our town and the dedication your council has shown, that you are the most qualified candidates to guide us going forward.

We need committed residents like yourselves leading our town. Please feel free to use this endorsement in any way you deem appropriate during your campaign.”

Mt. Laurel Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 4408 President James Moyer recently submitted the following letter to Van Noord and Riley’s campaign.

“I am writing today to offer the support and endorsement of the Mt. Laurel Professional Fire Fighters-IAFF Local 4408 in your upcoming reelection effort. We have enjoyed the relationship that we have built over the last four years and are encouraged by the progress made by the township while you have been on council.

As Mt. Laurel continues to grow we appreciate your affirmation and support of the service that our fire fighters provide the citizens who live in, work in and visit our great town. The size, population, complexity and diversity of Mt. Laurel can provide for a challenging and sometimes stressful work environment for our men and women. Rest assured, however we are up to this challenge and look forward to working with you to ensure that Mt. Laurel is a great place to live and or establish a business.”