The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Thomas Stanley, D-Waltham, for reelection in the 9th Middlesex State House of Representatives 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 Representative Stanley to the House Chamber.
“Representative Stanley 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. “Stanley has been an ally in efforts to increase renewable energy and prevent Massachusetts ratepayers from footing the bill for unneeded gas pipeline infrastructure.”
First elected to the State House of Representatives in 2000, Stanley is up for reelection this year and is running against an unenrolled opponent in the general election. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web page at www.tomstanley.org.
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.
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.