The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund today endorsed Sue Chalifoux Zephir of Leominster in the special election for the Worcester and Middlesex State Senate district, a credit to her commitment to the environment.
“We are proud to support Sue Chalifoux Zephir because she knows how to create jobs for the 21st century,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. “Sue knows that in cities and towns across the state we need to build a clean energy economy that will power us into the future and create well-paying jobs that can’t be exported to other states and countries.”
“Sue Chalifoux Zephir also 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. “We need strong leaders like Sue in the State Senate who understand that we can have both a strong economy and a healthy environment.”
Sue Chalifoux Zephir is a lifelong resident of Leominster and is currently the Executive Director of Ginny’s Helping Hand, a nonprofit food pantry. Sue previously worked as a business and production manager in public television. Sue has a long record of civic involvement, serving as board member of the Leominster Education Foundation, a trustee of the Leominster Public Library and as member of the Board of Directors of Our Father’s House in Fitchburg, MA. Sue earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Assumption College and a MBA from Simmons College.
For the past eight years Sue has served as a member of the Leominster City Council. In her tenure, she has been elected Council President and served as the Finance Committee Chair. During her time on the City Council, Sue has worked on a wide range of issues facing towns and cities within the region - from taking care of our seniors and veterans, to improving local economies, maintaining and protecting our green spaces and neighborhoods, and funding public education.
Sue is running in a special election on Tuesday, December 5th to fill the open Worcester and Middlesex State Senate seat that was previously held by Senator Jennifer Flanagan. The district consists of the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner, Leominster and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend and Westminster. To learn more about Sue and her campaign, visit her website at http://www.suechalifouxzephir.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.