The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Paul Jacques for State Representative in the 4th Bristol District, a credit to his commitment to environmental issues and his passion for public service. With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection to be addressed in the next legislative session, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to elect environmental champions like Paul Jacques to the State House.
“We are proud to endorse Paul because of his strong commitment to addressing environmental issues both in his district and across the Commonwealth,” said Joe O’Brien, ELM Action Fund Political Director. “Paul understands the importance of our state investing in clean energy, sustainable transportation and parks to help address climate change, create jobs, and build healthier communities."
Paul is a professional firefighter, military veteran and active community leader who believes in giving back to his community and his country. He is running against incumbent State Representative Steve Howitt in the November election. Representative Howitt scored only a 49% on the ELM Action Fund's 2016-2016 Legislative Scorecard and voted against key budget amendments that would help to restore funding for state environmental protection agencies and he opposed efforts to restore funding for the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Paul’s campaign, please visit his web page at vote4jacques.us
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to build the political power of the environmental community.
Last year the ELM Action Fund and the national League of Conservation Voters launched a new affiliation and an aggressive plan to flex the environmental community’s policy muscle in Massachusetts. This fall the ELM Action Fund and the ELM Action Fund PAC have been working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories go to www.elmaction.org/campaigns.