Yesterday, 8 of the ELM Action Fund's endorsed candidates were on ballots across the state. We had staff, campaign fellows and dedicated volunteers on the ground knocking doors and making phone calls to get out the vote for our environmental champions. We are proud to say that our hard work paid off. All eight of our endorsed local and state candidates won and we helped to make a difference in these important races. After our endorsee Paul Feeney's October win in the special election for State Senate, that leaves us with a clean sweep for the Fall 2017 election season. We went 9 for 9.
- Tom McGee, Mayor of Lynn
- Yvonne Spicer, Mayor of Framingham
- Paul Feeney, State Senate, Bristol & Norfolk
- Nicole LaChapelle, Mayor of Easthampton
- Andy Vargas, State Representative, 3rd Essex
- Sarai Rivera, Worcester City Council
- Joe Petty, Mayor of Worcester
- Lydia Edwards, Boston City Council
- John Barrett III, State Representative, 1st Berkshire
Our endorsed candidates for Mayor and City Council are part of our new campaign to elect a next generation who will lead on environmental issues at the local level. Yesterday's victories are just the beginning of an effort to mobilize environmental voters across the state to elect local officials who support progress on the environment.
Yesterday's election may be over, but we are not resting. We are now getting to work to help elect an environmental champion in the special election for State Senate in North Worcester County in early December. We are also gearing up for an exciting 2018 election cycle where we will continue to elect and defend environmental champions at every level.