Cathy Guerriero picked up a big endorsement in the race for public advocate Thursday.
The city's largest law enforcement union, the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, is throwing its support behind her.
Guerriero is a university professor who has never held, or run for, elected office.
"And as the unequivocal union candidate, with 40, soon to be 50, and no end in sight, unions that have wrapped their minds and hearts around my candidacy, I also tell you this: as the next public advocate, I will stand in the gap for them and their pensions and their contracts," Guerriero said.
Later this month, NY1 viewers can watch the Democratic candidates for public advocate debate live on NY1.
The debate happens on Thursday, August 15 at 7 p.m.