Representative Balser Endorsed by Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund

The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Representative Ruth Balser of Newton for reelection in the 12th Middlesex District, a credit to her work on behalf of the environment in the Legislature the last two years.

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 proven environmental champions like Representative Balser to the House Chamber.

“Representative Balser 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. “Representative Balser has been an environmental champion who has led on legislation to fix gas leaks and urge a transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. She has also been a leading advocate for open space and land conservation in the Commonwealth.”

First elected to the State House of Representatives in 1999, Balser is up for reelection this year and is unopposed. For more information about her campaign, please visit her web page at http://www.ruthbalser.org.

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 has 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.