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Holyoke City Councilor At Large Kevin Jourdain announced today that his campaign for reelection has been officially endorsed by Holyoke's two police officer unions.

Holyoke Police Patrolman's Union (Local #388) and Supervisor's Union (Local #409) (International Brotherhood of Police Officers) issued a joint statement endorsing Jourdain's candidacy, thanking Jourdain for his support of Holyoke's police officers. "You have been a strong advocate for public safety for many years and we look forward to working with you in the future," the groups said.
"I am humbled and gratified to have earned the support of these men and women who work so hard to keep us safe every day," Jourdain said. "We owe our police officers our full support and appreciation for all they do, for their service and their sacrifice. I want our police (and all other first responders) to know that I have their back, and I always will."

Jourdain has made public safety a centerpiece of his campaign for re-election, saying that keeping Holyoke safe and affordable are his two biggest priorities. He is proud to have been the deciding vote to implement a "shot spotter" network downtown and to have secured grant funding to double the size of the network recently. "This technology is saving lives by helping the police more easily and more accurately identify potential trouble spots," Jourdain said. Jourdain also has been a vocal supporter of community policing and for more funding of police and fire department budgets.

Holyoke News

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August 8, 2023
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June 27, 2023
Hampden Superior Court denies effort to get real estate tax question back on Holyoke ballot

June 15, 2023
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March 4, 2023
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December 21, 2022
Holyoke City Council calls on Gov.-elect Healey to end public schools state receivership

December 12, 2022
Holyoke City Council lowers property tax rates; homeowners still face paying more for fiscal 2023

December 7, 2022
Holyoke City Council approves wage increases for Public Works Department

November 17, 2022
Holyoke mayor Joshua Garcia vetoes ordinance requiring departments to report loss

November 13, 2022
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October 3, 2022
Holyoke City Council mulls food truck ordinance

August 25, 2022
Holyoke City Council gets recommendation to rezone church for museum, Indian motorcycle dealership

August 14, 2022
Holyoke City Councilor Kevin Jourdain calls for "deep dive" into workplace injuries, compensation

April 19, 2022
Law Dept finds Girls Inc CPA funding unlawful [PDF]

March 29, 2022
Holyoke City Council supports $350K for Miracle League Park project [PDF]

February 16, 2022
Holyoke CIty Council approves $475K bond request for middle school feasibility study [PDF]

February 13, 2022
Holyoke City Councilor Kevin Jourdain slams Parks and Recreation Commission nominee; cites 2014 DUI arrest [PDF]

January 10, 2022
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January 3, 2022
New Holyoke councilor Israel Rivera ends contention by quitting school job

December 4, 2021
Holyoke ordinance preventing city workers from serving on City Council remains [PDF]

March 16, 2021
Kevin Jourdain First Candidate for Councilor At Large Officially on the Ballot for 2021.
CERTIFIED! I would like to thank everyone who signed my nomination papers and the many others who have reached out to support our campaign for common sense leadership at City Hall. We will be working very hard to earn 1 of your 6 votes for Councilor at Large! Please join our effort. Your support is very much appreciated. Thank you!