Congressional Candidate Ricky Wilkins Earns Endorsement Nod From Memphis Police Association

Memphis, TN – The Memphis Police Association (MPA) has endorsed lawyer Ricky Wilkins in the Congressional race for Tennessee’s Ninth District. Touting Wilkins as a Congressman who will understand and care about not only national concerns, but local issues as well, the MPA announced excitement over the “unanimous endorsement” of the candidate.

“The men and women in blue are confident that Mr. Wilkins will be responsive to the concerns of officers and their families. He will be a far better representative of the 9th District than Steve Cohen,” expressed MPA President Michael Williams. “Cohen has turned a deaf ear to concerns raised by the MPA – explaining that he ‘doesn’t get involved in local issues.’”

The formal endorsement goes on to state, “It’s time for change and Ricky Wilkins is that change agent that we need. As President of the MPA, I urge all officers, our families, and friends to join us in voting for Ricky Wilkins as our next Congressman.”

In response to the endorsement, Ricky Wilkins said, “I’m honored to have earned the endorsement and confidence of men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our community. I’m committed to being the representative who will support our officers in the halls of Congress and on the streets of Memphis. Together, we will work to make our streets safer, provide our citizens with alternatives to crime, and improve our quality of life.”

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Full Endorsement:

I’m excited to announce the Memphis Police Association’s unanimous endorsement of Ricky Wilkins for the upcoming Congressional election in the 9th District. The men and women in blue are confident that Mr. Wilkins will be responsive to the concerns of officers and their families. He will be a far better representative of the 9th District than Steve Cohen. Cohen has turned a deaf ear to concerns raised by the MPA, explaining that he doesn’t get involved in local issues. We need a Congressman like Ricky Wilkins – one who will understand and care about local issues, as they impact real people, and will offer leadership to address our concerns. It’s time for change and Ricky Wilkins is that change agent we need. As President of the MPA, I urge all officers, our families, and our friends to vote for and support Ricky Wilkins as our next Congressman.

– Michael Williams, President of the Memphis Police Association

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