Tucson Border Patrol Union Endorses Martha McSally

TUCSON – The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, which represents agents in the Tucson sector, has endorsed Congresswoman Martha McSally for re-election. The organization, which is the largest Border Patrol Local in the country, represents over 2,770 local Border Patrol agents.

“Martha McSally has more than proven her desire to listen to the boots on the ground and ensure that the agents that take care of our nation’s borders in Arizona are heard,” said Arturo Del Cueto, National Border Patrol Council Local 2544 President. “I have seen first-hand her interest and concern in the important job and mission that agents perform on a daily basis. We are sure that with her in office, agents’ needs will be met.”

During her first weekend in office, Congresswoman McSally toured local border installations, including visiting the Joint Intelligence and Operations Center, Hedglen Forward Operating Base, and the Brian A. Terry Station. Later that month, she hosted over 20 Members of Congress in Southern Arizona to see the border first-hand, the largest such delegation to visit the Arizona border. She also has participated in a ride-along at the border with local agents.

As the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, Congresswoman McSally has passed four border related bills through the House. She also has voted in support of legislation to prevent a pay-cut for Border Patrol agents that became law.

Arizona’s Second Congressional District includes over 80 miles of the U.S. border with Mexico.