The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund has endorsed Representative Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead in the election for the 8th Essex State Representative district, a credit to her commitment to the environment.
“Representative Ehrlich knows how to create jobs for the 21st century,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. "She knows that in communities like Marblehead and across the state we need to build a clean energy economy that will power us into the future."
"Representative Ehrlich has been a champion for ELM's priority issues at the State House for the last decade,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “We need strong and passionate leaders like her who understand that we can have both a strong economy and a healthy environment.”
After being an environmental activist for over a decade and founding two grassroots groups around a local coal-burning power plant, Representative Ehrlich ran for office so she could be in the room when decisions are made. As a state representative she has filed and passed into law two landmark bills dealing with methane leaks from the aging natural gas infrastructure in Massachusetts. She is the lead House sponsor of both a statewide plastic bag ban and a bill to prevent the extinction of two species as a result of elephant and rhino poaching.
"Protecting the environment is embedded in the core of who I am and why I serve," said Representative Ehrlich. "I'm proud to stand with ELM in our shared mission of environmental advocacy and stewardship."
Representative Ehrlich received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lehigh University, and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She has been a CPA for over three decades, first working for a regional accounting firm then running her own practice focused on taxation and counseling small and medium sized businesses. Representative Ehrlich is one of only two CPAs in the legislature. To learn more, please visit her website at www.loriehrlich.org.
The ELM Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization that help pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, hold our elected officials accountable, and work to build the political power of the environmental community. To learn more about our work and our recent electoral victories visit www.elmaction.org/campaigns.