The Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund PAC has endorsed Sarah Hewins of Carver in the election for the 2nd Plymouth State Representative district, a credit to her commitment to the environment.
“Sarah Hewins has already spent decades serving her community,” stated ELM Action Fund Executive Director Joe O’Brien. "She knows that in towns like Carver and across the state we need to build a clean energy economy that will power us into the future."
“Sarah Hewins has a long track record of defending the environment in the 2nd Plymouth district,” said ELM Action Fund President Elizabeth Henry. “She's exactly the kind of leader we need in the State House advocating for increased renewable energy and land conservation.”
Sarah has held multiple positions with the town of Carver. As conservation agent for the town, Sarah preserved 600 acres of land, protecting the aquifer and drinking water and endangered species’ habitat for future generations. As a member of Carver’s Planning Board, Sarah spearheaded conservation subdivisions that require less land and impervious surface to build than conventional subdivisions. As a four-term selectman in Carver, Sarah has been part of the town’s successful payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) program for solar projects, bringing revenue to the town on solar projects that generate clean energy without shifting the cost of their depreciation to taxpayers.
“I’m honored that a group as respected and with such a record of success as the ELM Action Fund has chosen to endorse my candidacy to represent the 2nd Plymouth District," said Hewins. "Responsible financial management, smart sustainable growth, and environmental stewardship go hand-in-hand. My goal is to work closely with constituents and with other legislators to help preserve the environment and character and bolster the economies of all three towns in the District while ensuring a sustainable future for future generations.”
Sarah attended Bryn Mawr College and then went onto Princeton University where she earned a Ph.D. Sarah has lived in Carver for 26 years with her husband, Steve and her son, David. To learn more about Sarah, please visit her website at www.sarahhewins.com.