The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Thomas Calter for State Representative in the 12th Plymouth 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 return environmental champions like Representative Calter to the State House.
“We are proud to endorse Representative Calter 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. “He 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."
“I’m so grateful for the endorsement from the Environmental League of MA. During this last session, I was deeply involved with energy and environmental issues, from complicated solar legislation that balances energy capacity and consumer prices to important water sustainability issues for Silver Lake, Monponsett Pond, and Jones River” said Representative Calter. “This important work will continue into next session as we make Massachusetts first in green energy and environmental priorities.”
Representative Calter was first elected to the Legislature in 2006 and in his tenure has been a leader on environmental issues. Representative Calter recently received a perfect score of 100% on the ELM Action Fund's 2015-2016 Legislative Scorecard. Representative Calter is facing a general election opponent in November. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web page at www.tomcalter.com.
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