The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed State Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, for reelection in the First Essex and Middlesex State Senate district, a credit to his work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.
With critical issues of energy policy and environmental protection currently being debated in the Legislature, the leadership of the ELM Action Fund believes it is important to return proven environmental champions like Tarr to the Senate Chamber.
“Senator Tarr 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,” said ELM Action Fund Political Director Joe O’Brien. “Senator Tarr has been a leading advocate in the Massachusetts Legislature for moving away from fossil fuels and diversifying the state’s energy portfolio. He has also led efforts to increase the state’s resiliency in the face of a changing climate.”
First elected to the State Senate in 1994, Tarr is up for reelection this year and is running unopposed. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web page at www.tarrtalk.com.
The ELM Action Fund helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, holds our elected officials accountable and works to help build the political power of the environmental community.
This fall, the ELM Action Fund will be working to educate and mobilize voters in key legislative races across the state. To support this work, The ELM Action Fund has created two new entities to help elect candidates, the ELM Action Fund Independent Expenditure PAC and the ELM Action Fund State PAC.
Last fall, 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. The groups have backed pro-environment state lawmakers in special elections, begun rolling out its “dirty dozen” lawmakers with the lowest environmental ratings and continued its strong advocacy on key issues this legislative session.