Anthony Wieners Elected
to Second Term
Last week, delegates representing 350 PBA
locals from around New Jersey cast their vote for who would lead the New
Jersey State PBA for the next three years. The incumbent, Anthony
Wieners, received "unanimous support."
Vice-President Keith Dunn was also
reelected to another term.
The state office released a statement
At a state
meeting in Atlantic City on Tuesday, Anthony “Tony” Wieners was
elected to another three year term as State PBA President. “I was
humbled by the unanimous support of the 350 delegates who were in
attendance,“ said Anthony Wieners. Wieners, who has served as
President of New Jersey’s largest law enforcement union since 2008,
admitted the past few years have been challenging. “There has been
an 11% loss of officers in the past four years statewide. Many
officers have had their health care and pension cost double while
the State continues to skip pension payments. The challenges of
finances and crime continue to mount”, said Wieners.
explained that while the past few years have been demanding, he
looks forward to representing some of “finest” men and women in New
Jersey. “Everyday these men and women go out on the streets to
protect our communities with fewer resources and greater challenges.
We must work with the elected leaders in Trenton to let these
officers’ voices be heard”, said Wieners. He pointed to his creation
of the NJ Cop Shot program, outreach efforts through the Survivor
and Welfare Committee, partnering on NJ Cops magazine, suicide
prevention awareness and education, and expanding member services as
some of his accomplishments.
Wieners is a 32
year law enforcement officer from Belleville. His Executive Vice
President Keith Dunn, a Clark police detective was also re elected.
The New Jersey State PBA is 116 year old with 33,000 members, is
based in Woodbridge.