Jerry Larsen has been endorsed for mayor by the East Hampton Village Police Benevolent Association.
Larsen, who is retired, served as department chief for 13 years and spent 33 years with the force.
He is in a three-way battle for East Hampton Village mayor against Barbara Borsack and Arthur “Tiger” Graham, two town employees.
Kenneth Brabant, the EHVPBA president, said on March 28, that it was “the first time in history we have decided to endorse a candidate for village mayor.” The PBA screened all three candidates. The endorsement cited Larsen’s “trustworthiness and professionalism” and expressed hope he would lead the village in the direction that would best serve the business community and residents.
Editor’s note: Jerry Larsen is currently head of security for Ronald Perelman, who owns The Independent.