County Court Judge John Ward has been endorsed for re-election as Chautauqua County Court Judge by the Western New York Police Association.
In a letter he received dated Oct. 22, he was advised by Edward Guzdek Jr., association president, that, "At a recent meeting the members gathered voted to endorse you in your bid for re-election as County Court Judge of Chautauqua."
The association represents 2,500 law enforcement officers throughout the region including Dunkirk, Fredonia, Jamestown, New York State Park Police and Silver Creek.
"I am honored to have received the support of this organization which represents law enforcement in western New York.," Ward said. "This show of support, in addition to the endorsements I have received from the NY State Police Investigators Association and the Jamestown Kendall Club should demonstrate to the people of Chautauqua County that my record as judge is solid. My commitment is to justice, law and order and just punishment for those who seek to destroy the quality of life we enjoy in this wonderful county. I will continue to work as hard as I can to be fair, impartial and just in carrying out the immense responsibility of the county judgeship."