The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Democrat Andy Vargas of Haverhill in the special election primary for the 3rd Essex District, a credit to his commitment to the environment.
“We support Andy Vargas because 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,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry.
“Andy Vargas understands that we can have both a healthy environment and a strong economy," stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “He knows that in cities and towns across the state we need to build a clean energy economy including wind turbines and solar arrays that will power us into the future."
Andy is running in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, October 10th in a special election to fill the seat of retiring State Representative Brian Dempsey.
Andy Vargas was born in Cambridge and moved to Haverhill when he was just six years old. Since an early age he has been active in his community, helping to lead sports and mentoring programs for Haverhill youth. After college Andy moved back to Haverhill and has been engaged in efforts to improve his community. In 2015, Andy was elected as an at-large member of the Haverhill City Council. His first term has been marked by strong advocacy for economic development, education, and financial transparency.
Andy and his wife Rikelma live in downtown Haverhill. He is the Senior Marketing Manager at Entrepreneurship for All. Learn more about Andy at www.andyforhaverhill.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. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories go to www.elmaction.org/campaigns.