Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association endorses Dr. Scott Jensen for Governor

(ABC 6 News) – The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA) announced on Thursday they are endorsing Dr. Scott Jensen for Governor.

The MPPOA is the largest association representing public safety professionals in the state.

The announcement was made in front of the ruins of the Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct building which was set on fire in the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020.

Brian Peters, MPPOA executive director, made the following statement:

“There is only one candidate for governor that police trust to have their backs, and that is Dr. Scott Jensen. Minnesota has experienced out of control lawlessness under Tim Walz, and quite frankly, we’ve had enough. Dr. Jensen has put forward sensible proposals to restore safety to our communities and that’s why we’re supporting him for Governor.”

Brian Peters, MPOA executive director

Dr. Jensen also released a statement on the endorsement:

“Tim Walz has failed every Minnesotan in fulfilling the most important job of an elected official: ensuring public safety. The men and women who protect our communities daily understand this, and that’s why they are supporting my candidacy. I’m honored to have the endorsement of police officers across our state and when we win on November 8th, we’ll immediately work together to bring safe streets back to our neighborhoods.

Dr. Scott Jensen

Dr. Jensen is the Republican challenger to incumbent Democratic Governor Tim Walz. Voters will head to the polls to cast their vote in the midterm elections on November 8.