The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC has endorsed Senator Adam Hinds of Pittsfield in the election for the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden State Senate district, a credit to his commitment to the environment.
“Senator Hinds understands the importance of investing in renewable energy to prevent climate change and protect natural resources, not only in his beautiful district but across the Commonwealth, ” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien.
“Senator Hinds represents the largest geographic territory in the Legislature, rich in both natural resources and potential for renewable energy, ” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “He understands that we can have both, and that a healthy environment and a healthy economy are not at odds.”
"I am very proud to earn the endorsement of ELM, because we are both fighting climate change, working to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, promoting green energy jobs, and working to protect our environment," said Hinds.
Senator Hinds was raised in Buckland and attended Mohawk Trail Regional High School. He attended Wesleyan University and studied international law and negotiation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Senator Hinds is the former Executive Director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, based in North Adams and previously worked for the United Nations, spending nearly ten years focused on issues at the heart of US national interest in the Middle East. Early in his career Senator Hinds worked for former Congressman John Olver and as a regional director for John Kerry for President. In his free time, Senator Hinds rides his Harley, skis, bikes throughout the district, and takes advantage of the abundance of outdoor recreation and cultural resources the region has to offer. He is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has a strong appreciation for a good cup of coffee. To learn more, please visit his website at www.adamhinds.org.