The Howard County Police Officers Association has endorsed James B. Kraft and Lloyd Knowles for the two House of Delegates seats in District 14 B.
"It is important that we have representatives in Annapolis who are not only tough on crime, but who are also sensitive to the needs of our law enforcement officers," said Dale L. Hill, president of the union, which represents county police officers.
Democrats Kraft and Knowles are challenging Republican incumbents Robert H. Kittelman and Robert Flanagan for the District 14 B seats in the general election next month.
The district includes portions of Columbia and the western county and part of Montgomery County.
Kraft, 40, is a Columbia lawyer and Knowles, 56, is a senior engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.