The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Tim Toomey, D- Cambridge, for reelection in the 26th 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 Toomey to the House Chamber.
“Representative Toomey 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. “Tim has been an ally in the fight to prevent Massachusetts ratepayers from footing the bill for unneeded gas pipeline infrastructure and keep the Commonwealth’s residents from the dangers of our leaking gas pipelines.”
"The ELM Action Fund has been instrumental in our fight to safeguard our environment from corporate greed,” said Representative Toomey. “I'm very proud to have received this endorsement, and look forward to continuing our successful partnership for environmentally sustainable economic growth and to decrease our carbon footprint."
First elected to the State House of Representatives in 1993, Toomey is up for reelection this year and is facing a challenger in the Democratic Primary on September 8th. For more information about his campaign, please visit his web page atwww.timtoomey.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.