Vermont Troopers Association Endorses of Jim Condos for Secretary of State
For Immediate Release: July 15, 2010
Mike O’Neil, VTA President, (802) 356-3992, or
Jim Condos at 802-238-3809
On Tuesday, June 28th the Vermont Troopers Association (VTA) unanimously voted to endorse former State Senator Jim Condos in his bid to become Vermont’s next Secretary of State.
While serving 8 years as a State Senator, Jim was repeatedly honored by the VTA, receiving their endorsements and “Legislator of the Year” awards. In his role as Senate Government Operations Chair, Condos sponsored and helped the State Police and VTA members pass key legislative initiatives including retirement and health care improvements, Pay Act and departmental funding, ensuring the integrity of the state bargaining law, and protecting injured workers.
In making the endorsement, VTA President Detective Sergeant Mike O’Neil stated: “Senator Condos has always been a great advocate for state troopers and other law enforcement officers. He was a key sponsor and leader on issues important to us, including working to fund law enforcement and other critical public services, protecting children and the elderly, ensuring open and honest government, and holding public officials accountable to the taxpayers. Jim Condos is who we want to be Vermont’s next Secretary of State ”
“I am proud to have earned the support of Vermont’s state police officers” said Jim Condos. “As a state senator, and as chairperson of the South Burlington City Council, I worked collaboratively with law enforcement officers to provide the resources and support they needed to do their jobs. As with all our public employees, they’ve struggled with the impact of budget cuts and understaffing, yet have continued to do a great job serving the citizens of Vermont. I respect the work and sacrifices they make everyday to ensure the safety of all Vermonters.”
Jim Condos served 18 years on the South Burlington City Council, including 8 years as chairperson, and as a State Senator from Chittenden County for 8 yeas, including serving as Chair of both the Senate Government Operations Committee and Senate Education Committee.